Aaron Williams is a data journalist, analyst, and visualization expert tackling inequity in data and design at scale. He's currently a senior visualization engineer in Netflix's Data Science and Engineering group and previously spent a decade as a data and graphics reporter—most recently at the Washington Post.
Aaron’s work on Source
- Databae, Better Bots, and the Automation We Need Right Now
- Why Mobile Data Visualization Shouldn’t Hurt
- Rethinking the Building Blocks of a Chronicle Interactive
- Building on Data Viz for All
- Package Data Like Software, and the Stories Will Flow Like Wine
- Introducing the California Civic Data Coalition
Articles by Aaron
Exit Interviews: Aaron Williams
“There’s a reason why when you think about what a ‘data journalist’ looks like, you don’t think of someone who looks like me.”Posted on
Part of an occasional series offering feedback for journalism as an industry, through observations from news nerds who have recently left the field and still love it.
Five Years in News Nerd Careers (Part II)
A state-of-the-community roundtable to celebrate Source’s five-year anniversaryPosted on
Marking our five-year anniversary with a community roundtable on what’s changed since we launched—part two.
Databae, Better Bots, and the Automation We Need Right Now
Be smarter about software and share your imperfect codePosted on
Find practical approaches to creating software to cover democracy, from a SRCCON 2017 session
Rethinking the Building Blocks of a Chronicle Interactive
Designing, mapping, and deploying “The Airbnb Effect”Posted on
The Airbnb Effect, the San Francisco Chronicle’s follow-up story to a 2014 analysis of Airbnb listings in the city, was the first project the Chronicle’s Interactive desk published. The project tested the limits of the Chronicle’s CMS, and it is now the baseline we’re using for our larger enterprise features. Here’s a look at how it got started.
Package Data Like Software, and the Stories Will Flow Like Wine
A humble suggestion from your friends at the California Civic Data CoalitionPosted on
The California Civic Data Coalition issues a challenge.
Introducing the California Civic Data Coalition
We’re here with two Django applications ready made to make California campaign finance data easier to accessPosted on
Launching with two new Django applications ready made to make California campaign finance data easier to access.
The Center for Investigative Reporting team tells howPosted on
The Center for Investigative Reporting continues their work visualizing Department of Veterans Affairs’ data. Here, they discuss their development process.