Data & analysis
School shooting tracker
NBC News, in the lack of federal movement on the topic, created a criteria for and started tracking school shootings in the wake of the Sandy Hook massacre. We took that data and built an app around it.
Mariah Carey song analysis
I obtained, analyzed, visualized and reported on 15 years of listenership data for Mariah Carey's ubiquitous Christmas jingle, "All I Want For Christmas Is You."
Covid deaths analysis
NBC News looked at how Covid deaths changed from the start of the pandemic through to October 2021. This is what was found.
Analysis of high and low temperatures across the U.S.
There was a pattern between how often record high temperatures were set vs. the number of record low temperatures. Our analysis showed that pattern is changing, and our reporting showed that was due to a warming planet.
NYC Parks Department site scrape and analysis
Scrape a multi-page website with python, turn it into a spreadsheet the reporter turned into a story.
Browser plugin to ease graphic-finding among editors
I made a small plugin that makes it easier for editors to find the URL of embedded graphics in NBC News articles.
Heat vulnerability map
Built an accessible interactive map with custom tilesets that lets readers drill down to community heat vulnerability data on the census tract level.
Flickr and its facial recognition database
Analyzed two 50GB datasets of user and photo metadata and figured out a way to publish pieces of its contents without compromising the privacy of those in it.
Mets Misery Index
A Google Sheets-powered one-page app that allows the sports editors to quantify the New York Mets’ misery on a day-by-day basis.
Front- and back-end functionality that creates a "given an unmarked map, do you know where this particular country / territory / state is?" game.
José Reyes salary calculator
A live-updating calculator of how much highly-paid star MLB shortstop José Reyes made during his suspension from team play.
Readers can filter and permalink the mass shootings map by location and severity of the shooting.
We built a repeatable site that lets readers write in "confessions."
Denver Post election results
An election results site that handles input from multiple sources and organizes the results for maximum search engine index-ability.