I made a realtime graphic showing the number of days since President Barack Obama nominated Merrick Garland to the Supreme Court versus how much salary Congress has collected since then. The graphic updates every second.
Datavizz is where I make and post data visualizations in my spare time. Mainly D3-powered, I’ve made charts and graphs about subjects like data journalism or the gender pay gap in America.
RichBlocksPoorBlocks.com shows income, rent and other demographic data for every neighborhood in America.
An interactive map showing property values in Palm Beach County, and how they changed from 2013 to 2014. I helped clean data for this map, which won a Sunshine State Award from the Florida chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists.
This web scraper gets information on critic and gamer reviews from video game review aggregator Metacritic.com. A shell script splits the script into many different instances, each of which targets a different video game system. The script pauses occasionally so it does not overload Metacritic’s servers.
Webcrawlers that scan millions of campaign donation records for state-level races and put the info in a MySQL database.
These Ruby webcrawlers get thousands of political donation/expense records from the Palm Beach County Supervisor of Elections website and putting the data in a MySQL database.
Ruby-powered web scraper that scans thousands of auction records from web domain-flipping site Flippa.com. The script puts the data in a MySQL database.
I obtained unredacted police reports detailing how Boynton Beach (Fla.) officers in August 2014 went on a 100-mph chase to apprehend Byron Harris, accsued by his passengers and police of crashing into an officer. Once police caught up with Harris, they punched, kicked and Tasered him and his passengers.
Preston Smith led an atheist invocation at a Lake Worth (Fla.) city commission meeting, and four commissioners walked out on him. Afterwards, another atheist named Chaz Stevens said he wanted to do a Satanic prayer to show that invocations are ridiculous.
I scraped all donations to 2014 Palm Beach County Commission candidate Melissa McKinlay. My analysis showed McKinlay raised a record amount of money for a county commission race.
A big chunk came from one of the world’s biggest sugar companies, a local billionaire family, a trash-hauling company, lawyers and developers wanting to build on restricted farmland.
Lake Worth (Fla.) had a close election in August 2014 to decide on raising taxes to fix most its roads. It failed by 25 votes. Fourteen provisional votes got rejected because poll workers messed up their paperwork.
Lake Worth (Fla.) passed a big panhandling ban covering busy parts of the city. But the ban unconstitutionally banned constitutionally-protected speech, ACLU lawyer James Green said.
Using data on oil demand, the strength of the U.S. Dollar, and gas prices, I show how speculators, oil supply shocks, taxes and a cheap dollar affect gas prices.
Using Census data, I figured out each city’s unmarried gay-couple-to-straight-couple ratio in 2000, subtracted it from their 2010 ratio, and ranked places by going from biggest increases to smallest. I included only towns with a 2010 population of at least 100,000 in order to control for city size. I interviewed local LGBT figures from the top-ranked towns to get their opinion on why their cities’ gay populations increased. Fort Lauderdale, where South Florida Gay News operates, came out at number one.