I was previously a visiting professor at Stanford’s journalism program and a founding member of its Computational Journalism Lab. 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).
Contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org for freelance work or other interesting collaborations.