Meetups, trainings, and hackathons around the world this week, plus plenty of opportunities for you to pitch proposals to upcoming events.
A week full of deadlines: SND competition and SNDMakes application, ONA-Poynter Women’s Leadership Academy, and NICAR Lightning Talks voting.
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.
Events around the world this week, plus tons of conferences accepting proposals and other upcoming deadlines.
Derek Willis breaks down the three stages of scraping (denial, annoyance, and acceptance) while confronting the election-results form from hell.
Start 2015 off with a talk proposal or apply for a hack curriculum grant.
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.
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.
Close out 2015 with a local meetup or check out some upcoming deadlines.
How ProPublica and The Lens got the aerial photos they needed to produce Losing Ground.
This week are many Hacks/Hackers holiday parties as well as your last chance to vote for the NICAR 15 T-Shirt.
What INN’s newsroom technology team learned about inter-organizational collaboration while building Power Players, and what they’ll do differently next time.
An open source elections-data URL locator and parser for Clarity Elections results, from the team at OpenElections.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.