The short: I am a journalist and web developer living in Los Angeles and working for the Los Angeles Times. I am keenly interested in privacy online. Sometimes I make a funny on Twitter.the long: ...
The Homicide Report tracks every homicide victim in LA County, as reported by the Los Angeles County Coroner's Office.
Quakebot is a system that accepts USGS earthquake notification emails, analyses them for relevance, and creates an alert and LA Now blog post.
An open-source Python wrapper for the Associated Press’ U.S. election data service. Used by quite a few fellow news organizations.
A biographical database of Lakers players, coaches and seasons from 1948 to present.
In collaboration with my colleague Ben Welsh, we wrote a django plugin that allows you to quickly and easily create views that know how to "bake" themselves to flat files.
A series of interactive Dorling cartograms using JS and Raphael for the L.A. Times' "Beyond 7 Billion" series.
Using custom map tiles and a small JS extension to our tablestacker system, we were able to quickly produce an informative map of the deaths during the 1992 L.A. riots.
SchwankstaV3 is code that powers this site. It's built using Django and the Skeleton CSS framework.
A project to rate the efficacy of teachers in LAUSD at raising test scores, using a statistical measure known as value-added.
The Los Angeles Times' WebOS app is a slick, fast newsreader for Palm's WebOS platform.
Grabs the NHTSA vehicle complaints database every morning and allows people to browse complaints for a certain make and model.