This week is the Mozilla Festival where we’re organizing two tracks: journalism and open data, plus, you’ll get to find out who the 2014 Knight-Mozilla Fellows are.
Joe Germuska on the iterative, human-centered process that’s made the new Census Reporter project especially awesome.
Today is Source’s one-year anniversary. To celebrate, we’re kicking off a new series of interviews with news apps and interactive features editors. John Keefe tells us about learning as you go, cicadas, and how the WNYC Data News team came to be.
The web journalism world descends on Atlanta this week, where OpenNews will host a party at the local makerspace, Freeside.
The Center for Investigative Reporting continues their work visualizing Department of Veterans Affairs’ data. Here, they discuss their development process.
Investigative journalists gather in Rio de Janeiro this week, while Hacks/Hackers meetups happen in North America and Europe.
Chase Davis lays down some data science upon us to change how you think about the questions you’re asking of your data
As the government shutdown grinds into its third day, many news developers, civic data hackers, and open gov activists are starting to feel the hurt due to the suspension of most government data feeds, APIs, and websites. How they’re adapting and collaborating to fill the gaps of the shutdown.
Mike Tigas recaps the recent security-for-journalists talk and installfest at Hacks/Hackers NYC.
Radio hackathon this weekend in Santiago, Chile, plus tons of Hacks/Hackers events coming up in October.
Hacks/Hackers Mexico City meets tonight and looking ahead to conferences in October.
This week, Hacks/Hackers co-founder Chrys Wu joined the New York Times Developers team as a Developer Advocate.
Jake Harris opens a serious barrel of monkeys about when and how to issue corrections for data journalism.
The New York Times’ Erik Hinton breaks down a Fashion Week colorbar special feature with bonus fancy math.
Tonight, Hacks/Hackers New York City hosts an encryption training, Dublin has its first H/H meetup, and the ONA chapter in Portland talks Twitter and ethics.
We usually build relatively simple sites with our app template. Our accessible playgrounds project needed to be more complex. We needed to deal with moderated, user-generated data. But we didn’t have to go full server in order to make this site work; we just modified our app template.
Matt Waite on what to do when things don’t work out like you planned.
With the hustle of fall around the corner, we’re keener than ever to bring your projects and hard-won lessons to light. As always, we welcome your write-ups and code index entries—and we’re also inviting you to something new.
The Wall Street Journal’s Jeremy Singer-Vine recently released Reporter, an open source tool that makes it easy to hide and reveal the code behind common forms of data visualization presented on the web. We spoke with him about the tool’s makeup, design goals, and future development plan.
Chicas Poderosas hits Bogotá this week, with a hackathon on Friday. Hacks/Hackers events in New York and Vienna.