Kevin Hinde (Head of Technical Development for BBC News Interactive, and my old boss) has written an article called “The BBC News website – under the bonnet”.
It was written in response to Pete Clifton’s excellent “From the Editor’s Desktop” column – where several of Pete’s users (sorry, audience – in joke) asked how they could find out more about the technical side of the BBC News Website.
Kevin’s written a fairly simplistic over-view, arguably at the level of anyone who can switch a computer on… I think we should be explaining in a lot more depth and detail how the technical side of the BBC News site is run and operated.
With that in mind I may try to incorporate some Channel 9-style video interviews with key technical people into backstage.bbc.co.uk. I’m going to start a video interview series with BBC people involved in backstage.bbc.co.uk projects, so there maybe scope to widen this to “any cool BBC project” if there’s interest. We’ll see (and let me know)