Alex Samuel is a coder and copywriter who is passionate about code-based interactions that encourage and augment the way people consume news. In addition to her thesis, she has spent the last year working with classmates to launch Glossy.io, a platform she hopes will impact the future of magazines. Prior to Parsons, Alex worked as an editor at Condé Nast for five years and still freelances.
Bodegga is a web application that explores how a publication can bridge the gap between digital publishing and a user’s lifestyle to create a more intuitive way to read the news. The site cross-references a user's location with the most read content by other people nearby, creating a "Most Read" list of stories fueled by seamless secondary-gatekeeping.