I like building interesting things using computers. Here’s a selection of stuff I’ve made at work and elsewhere:
This piece for Fusion.net analyzed how differences in turnout and the quirks of the electoral college affect the leverage different groups have in presidential elections. We presented conclusions at the national level, and let readers explore the data through an interactive element.
Using geolocation and device orientation data, this web app turns your phone into a sundial by simulating the shadow that a gnomon would cast on the screen.
If you want to see what a website looks like without any CSS applied, this proxy can show you. It injects a script that removes stylesheets and inline styles, and uses a MutationObserver to prevent any from being added.
As part of the Boston Globe’s fiftieth anniversary coverage, I built this tool for revisiting the original reporting. It pairs facsimile pages with readable text, and works as well on mobile as it does on desktop browsers.
61Fresh was a Twitter-powered Boston news aggregator. I built a system that followed hundreds of thousands of Boston tweeters, and this was one of the public-facing results, highlighting the local stories that were being shared most at the moment.
There’s a station in Boston’s subway where an inbound train can appear at one of two platforms, but the track isn’t announced until the last moment. This web app uses the subway’s API to make a prediction with much more lead time, making your commute just a little less stressful.
Twitter bingo is a tool for making scavenger-hunt bingo games playable entirely through Twitter. Players tweet at a bot to get a card, then tweet photos with a hashtag to claim squares.
This interactive museum exhibit for the New-York Historical Society uses augmented reality and hypertext to connect objects and tell the stories of New York during and after the Revolutionary War.
Thanks for taking a look! If you’d like to see more, check out my GitHub or say hi on Twitter.