A Node-based Twitter bot, one easy step at a time—plus the way John Keefe teaches basic botmaking to class of journalism/design students.
Al Jazeera America’s Michael Keller introduces the three new open source libraries behind AJA’s displaced Syrians interactive app.
Lena Groeger‘s lowdown on how to apply classic design principles to your newfangled interactive graphics and apps.
This weekend is the National Day of Civic Hacking in cities around the U.S. including an event focused on supporting Hurricane Sandy recovery efforts in Rockaway Beach and one focused on immigration in Chicago.
Events around the world this week: Spain, UK, and around the U.S.(not just the coasts).
We spotted Tom Lee’s Lobbyist Registration Meter video on YouTube this morning and it made our day. Lee, director of the Sunlight Foundation’s Sunlight Labs, used an old voltmeter, a Raspberry Pi, and Sunlight Foundation data to create a meter that physically displays the number of new lobbyist registrations in Washington, DC. Lee very kindly agreed to answer a few questions about his setup and the data behind it.
At The Boston Globe, I was charged with helping readers understand that struggle—to experience a night in the life of a cab driver—using a digital interactive. The result was published alongside an amazing article by the Globe’s resident journalist-sportswriter-cabbie, Bob Hohler.