I'm an experienced professional with a broad range of skills in news media and web application development. I am proactive, creative, highly adaptive, a very fast learner, and a relentlessly resourceful problem-solver.

2012 Debate tweets Analaysis

Created for a final project in a media research course for San Jose State University in 2012.

technologies

  • Django
  • MongoDB
  • D3.js
  • jQuery

role

Data gathering, data processing, design, programming, system administration, copy

The Cost of Voter Apathy

Created for the Bi-Coastal Datafest hackathon at Stanford and Columbia, exploring money in politics. My team explored the hypothesis that campaign spending and voter turnout are correlated, and found that they are not, at least in California state politics.

technologies

  • Django
  • PostgreSQL
  • Leaflet
  • jQuery

role

Data gathering, programming, system administration

Urban Prototyping

Urban Prototyping is a series of global festivals promoting tactical urbanism and direct citizen involvement as a way to improve cities. Created as an employee for Gray Area Foundation for the Arts.

technologies

  • WordPress
  • jQuery

role

Design, programming, content editing

San Francisco Startup Map

Created for San Francisco Innovation Month, this map was created by scraping data from CrunchBase, a central database of startups, and plotting office locations to a map of San Francisco.

technologies

  • Django
  • Leaflet
  • PostgreSQL

role

Data gathering, programming, system administration

The Daily Epitaph

Created as part of a project to revive and sustain the instruction of obituary writing at San Jose State University, and to create a central repository of obituaries and historical information about San Jose State alumni.

technologies

  • WordPress
  • jQuery

role

Data gathering, programming, system administration

Student-involved homicide map and timeline

Created to help students make sense of a horrific series of homicides and deaths involving three San Jose State students.

technologies

  • HTML5
  • CSS
  • jQuery

role

Data gathering, programming, system administration

The Spartan Daily

Created to replace a proprietary content management system, College Publisher, for publishing the Spartan Daily, the student publication of San Jose State University, online.

technologies

  • WordPress
  • jQuery

role

Design, programming, system adminstration, converting legacy archives, training staff

South First Friday

The first standalone multimedia feature produced for the Spartan Daily, this presentation profiles three galleries in San Jose's South First Street arts district.

technologies

  • HTML5
  • CSS
  • jQuery

role

Interviews, videography, video editing, photo editing, design, frontend programming

We All Need

Created for the Great Urban Hack for Gray Area Foundation for the Arts, We All Need seeks to humanize residents of the Tenderloin, a San Francisco neighborhood infamous for its concetration of poverty, crime, drug abuse, and mental illness.

technologies

  • Python
  • jQuery

role

Interviews, photography, audio editing, photo editing, geocoding, frontend programming

SJSU Interactive Budget Chart

Created as part of a special issue of the Spartan Daily concerning ongoing increases in student fees at the California State University.

technologies

  • jQuery
  • HighCharts
  • CSS
  • HTML5

role

Data gathering, data extraction from PDFs, design, programming

Madeline Sheron

Promotion and marketing site for Madeline Sheron, a jazz singer active in the northern San Francisco Bay Area. Created as a freelance developer for Navyo Ericson.

technologies

  • WordPress
  • jQuery
  • CSS
  • HTML5

role

Implementing design, programming, system administration

Stitch Space

Created at EMRL as an experimental 'teaser' site for a real estate developer in Sacramento.

technologies

  • jQuery
  • CSS
  • HTML5

role

Implmenting design, programming