I am a journalist, programmer, photographer, and writer at Stanford University

I’m currently a lecturer at Stanford’s journalism program. Previously, I was Head of Data for Skift, a travel news and information company; a news application developer at ProPublica, the investigative newsroom; and a reporter and newsroom programmer at the Sacramento Bee.

My passion is information and how it can be expressed through code, visualization, and writing. I’m also passionate about teaching it; I’ve self-published three online books to help people learn the relevant skills: The Bastards Book of Ruby, Photography, and Regular Expressions (an explanation for the “Bastards” moniker is here).

I occasionally blog. You can also follow me on Twitter: @dancow.

Contact me at dan@danwin.com for freelance work or other interesting collaborations.