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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Project OpenNews code convening screenshots Introducing Whippersnapper

As part of the OpenNews Code Convening held earlier this month, we’re releasing Whippersnapper—an automated screenshot tool to keep a visual history of content on the web. It builds on top of other open source projects to capture and upload screenshots of a web page, giving users creative power to track how the internet visually changes.

Event OpenNews code convening Return of the Code Convenings: Elections and Updates

Return of the Code Convenings: Elections and Updates

Earlier this month, we held our third-ever OpenNews Code Convening, and our first one west of Portland, Oregon. Code Convenings are short events that bring together pairs of developers from news organizations to finish, document, and release open source projects they’ve been chipping away at.

Project Google Spreadsheets JavaScript Tracking a Record Run Throughout the Season

Tracking a Record Run Throughout the Season

At the beginning of the season, it looked like Dallas Cowboys running back DeMarco Murray might break a record this season. John Hancock explains the interactive the Dallas Morning News put together to track Murray’s progress.

Project app template elections Stealing the NPR App Template for Fun and (Non-)Profit

Stealing the NPR App Template for Fun and (Non-)Profit

This month, just in time for the election, our team at the Investigative News Network (INN) launched Power Players—a state-by-state exploration of campaign finance and top political donors across the country. Here’s how we used NPR’s App Template to make it work.

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