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Report card

Patch’s data team has made a widget that helps editors compare a variety of datasets. I designed the widget’s look and feel, using Adobe Illustrator, CSS, and HTML. A fellow programmer-journalist at Patch developed the backend. We made extensive use of code management tools to collaborate on this project.

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Interactive Water Animation

Working with a cross-discipline team of scientists and communicators, I developed a specialized frame animation library to display a unique map of the world’s freshwater flow into the ocean, as part of my internship at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution. I also obtained and processed the data that were used to make the animation frames.

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Interactive map

Using a Freedom of Information Law request, I obtained a database of grocery store health inspections from a New York state agency and analyzed the records for a series of investigative stories on Patch. I also created an interactive map using Leaflet that was embedded across dozens of Patch articles and featured on several other …

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Transit widget

Inspired by WNYC’s transit tracker, I created a travel information widget for Patch’s 2012 presidential inauguration coverage. Editors could update the widget by editing a Google Spreadsheet through tabletop.js. Later, I created a reusable widget that can be deployed by any editor. Patch editors contributed content and a Patch graphic designer made the custom icons.

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Edit Galaxy S II Video with Final Cut 7

The Samsung Galaxy S II has been praised for its high-quality high-definition video, but it can be a challenge to edit the MP4s that the phone records with professional software. (I hear it works fine on Windows Movie Maker.) Here’s how to make it work with Final Cut Pro 7. Recording and transferring After recording …

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Fix Android Phone Auto-Sync

When my Droid Pro stopped fetching my Gmail automatically, I thought it might be time for a new phone. But no, the two-year-old device running Android 2.3.4 has lived to see another day. If your phone isn’t fetching any of your important Google account data, like calendar events or Gmail, read on for one not-so-obvious …

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Interactive jobs chart

With a classmate, I explored the future of employment in New York and across the U.S. by building an interactive “bubble chart” visualization that points to a boom for some industries, and ruin for others. The interactive was featured on the school’s NYCity News Service.