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Roundup events Event Roundup, Feb 23

Event Roundup, Feb 23

Meetups, trainings, and hackathons around the world this week, plus plenty of opportunities for you to pitch proposals to upcoming events.

Learning data Consider the Boolean

Consider the Boolean

The challenge of using binary data structures in a complicated world.

Roundup events Event Roundup, Feb 17

Event Roundup, Feb 17

A week full of deadlines: SND competition and SNDMakes application, ONA-Poynter Women’s Leadership Academy, and NICAR Lightning Talks voting.

Learning data Understanding Households and Relationships in Census Data

Understanding Households and Relationships in Census Data

The Census Bureau’s population counts make trends in household makeup easy to track. All you need are two things: an understanding of how the Census asks Americans about households and relationships, and where to find the right tables amid the haystack of tabulations. That’s what this post aims to help you with.

Roundup events Event Roundup, Feb 2

Event Roundup, Feb 2

Meetups this week in DC and Helsinki, plus a hack day in NYC.

Update hiring Source Hiring & Appreciations

Source Hiring & Appreciations

We’re planning many changes and additions to Source over the course of 2015. I’ll write about those as they happen, but our first announcement is about changes behind the scenes. I am very happy to announce a new opening for an assistant editor, to join me and the rest of the team in keeping Source watertight and pointed in the right direction. If that sounds like you or someone you know, please take a look at the job description and send us a résumé.

Roundup events Event Roundup, Jan 20

Events around the world this week, plus tons of conferences accepting proposals and other upcoming deadlines.

Learning visualization Connecting with the Dots

Connecting with the Dots

Jake Harris on data visualization, empathy, and representing people with dots

Project data scraping elections Scraping Nevada

Scraping Nevada

Derek Willis breaks down the three stages of scraping (denial, annoyance, and acceptance) while confronting the election-results form from hell.

Roundup events Event Roundup, Jan 5

Start 2015 off with a talk proposal or apply for a hack curriculum grant.

Project campaign finance Python Introducing Bedfellows

Introducing Bedfellows

The financial relationship between PAC contributors and recipients can be difficult to divine from the information reported to the FEC. Bedfellows is a new Python library based on a model developed at The Upshot for understanding those relationships via several different measures.

Project custom elements Tag Soup: Using Custom Elements to Cover Elections and Beyond

Tag Soup: Using Custom Elements to Cover Elections and Beyond

How the Seattle Times’ election page served as a testbed for custom elements in a news app, and what it means for other news apps teams.

Roundup events Event Roundup, Dec 15

Close out 2015 with a local meetup or check out some upcoming deadlines.

Learning data Marriage Data: It’s Complicated

Marriage Data: It's Complicated

D’Vera Cohn on Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Marriage Data But Were Afraid to Ask

Project Reporting from the Youngest Land on Earth

Reporting from the Youngest Land on Earth

How ProPublica and The Lens got the aerial photos they needed to produce Losing Ground.

Roundup events Event Roundup, Dec 8

This week are many Hacks/Hackers holiday parties as well as your last chance to vote for the NICAR 15 T-Shirt.

Project campaign finance collaboration How to Build an App for 14 Member Newsrooms

How to Build an App for 14 Member Newsrooms

What INN’s newsroom technology team learned about inter-organizational collaboration while building Power Players, and what they’ll do differently next time.

Project Clarity Elections OpenNews code convening elections Introducing Clarify

An open source elections-data URL locator and parser for Clarity Elections results, from the team at OpenElections.

Project OpenNews code convening elections Introducing MinnPost’s Election Night API

Introducing MinnPost's Election Night API

The Election Night API is a set of tools, configurations, and instructions to collect and serve election results on election night, while still providing an off-season service, and focusing on saving resources as much as possible.

Project Boundary Service mapping OpenNews code convening elections Introducing Wherewolf

Introducing Wherewolf

Last week, as part of the OpenNews post-election Code Convening, Jenny Ye and Noah Veltman put the finishing touches on Wherewolf, a JavaScript library that lets you run a boundary service in a browser.

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