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.
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.
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 …
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.
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 …
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 …
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.
“Look Who’s Dancing” contestant Lynz Green, a local DJ, learns dance moves from DanceSport team member Derek Leyva.
A butterfly at Guadalupe Mountains National Park
Students light luminarias in honor and memory of those affected by breast cancer as part of the Tough Enough to Wear Pink events at New Mexico State University.