ODDI works with technology to improve US international news media. We look for the best solutions to the biggest problems in creating, distributing and improving news and information within the BBG. Our job is to understand the audience from a technology standpoint, and provide journalists with the tools they need to reach their critical audiences.
We look for priority problems in US international media. We focus on opportunities that engage audiences in the improvement of our journalism.
We create solutions to benefit at least a million people. These five criteria determine which solutions will produce lasting change within our newsrooms:
"Researching and iterating on your product are essential to your ultimate success."
—Randy Abramson, Director of Audio & Video
"A goal without a plan is just a wish." by Antoine de Saint-Exupery
—Danish Ahmed, QA
"Logic will get you from A to B. Imagination will take you everywhere." by Albert Einstein
—Mo Alam, Mobile QA
"New devices create new challenges."
—Steve Fuchs, Design/UX Lead
"Luck is a conglomeration of preparation, persistence, and the pursuit of chances."
—Yousof Kokcha, Tech
"I’m proud to be a part of the one and only media agency in the world to launch an app in 43 languages."
—Borana Kostro, Mobile
"The purpose of life is a life of purpose." by Robert Byrne
—Kassim Lovett, Mobile Developer
"It always seems impossible until it's done." by Nelson Mandela
—Adam Martin, Director of Innovation
"When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro." by Hunter S. Thompson
—Jason McClure, Tech
"If I am not for myself, who will be for me? But if I am only for myself, who am I? And if not now, when?" by Hillel the Elder, famous Jewish scholar
—Al Neustadter, Tech
"Do not judge me by my successes, Judge me by how many times I fell down and got back up again." by Nelson Mandela
—Herb Parker, Tech
"We don’t need an accurate document, we need a shared vision."
—Ashok Ramachandran, Project Management
"We have to start broadening our minds."
—David Shalamberidze, Mobile Developer
"Nothing is a mistake. There’s no win and no fail. There’s only MAKE." by John Cage
—Son Tran, Project Management
"A designer knows he has achieved perfection not when there is nothing left to add, but when there is nothing left to take away." by Antoine de Saint-Exupery
—Brian Williamson, Design/UX
"If our work promotes open, civil discourse protected by the rule of just laws by providing tools and services for our broadcasters and journalists, then WOW, what a great job!"
—Doug Zabransky, Audio & Video