Talks

A selection of recordings, slides and other materials from my public-speaking appearances.

2022
Aug. • “What is Big Local News?” at 17º Congresso Internacional de Journalismo da Abraji in São Paulo (Slides »)
July • “First Python Notebook” at JSK Connect Master Class in Zoom
April • “Data Journalism Workshop” at 14East Magazine in Zoom (Video » Slides »)
April • “A beginner’s guide to FBI crime statistics” at The California Newsroom in Zoom (Slides »)
April • “Scaling up scrapers with Prefect and Google Cloud” at Prefect Live in Twitch (Video » Slides »)
March • “First Visual Story” at NICAR22 in Atlanta (Slides »)
March • “First GitHub Scraper” at NICAR22 in Atlanta (Slides »)
March • “First Python Notebook” at NICAR22 in Atlanta (Slides »)
Feb. • “The state of local data journalism” at The Data Journalism Podcast in Zoom (Video »)
2021
Nov. • “How the Low Angeles Times overhauled its graphics workflow” at OpenNews Community Call in SoundCloud (Video »)
Sept. • “Beyond JMS: The power of Python” at San Diego State University in Zoom (Video » Slides »)
July • “Hosting data on the Internet Archive with Django” at OpenNews Community Call in SoundCloud (Video »)
May • “Hello datawrapper” at Arizona State University in Zoom (Video » Slides »)
March • “First Python Notebook” at NICAR21 After Party in Zoom (Video »)
Feb. • “COVID-19 and a corresponding shift in collaborative data journalism” at C+J 2021 in OhYay
2020
Oct. • “DATA AND GRAPHICS: An introduction” at Humanitarian Mapathon in UCLA (Video » Slides »)
March • “First Python Notebook” at Flash MOOC in Zoom (Slides »)
2019
May • “Data journalism on deadline” at Science Communication Program in UC Santa Cruz (Slides »)
April • “Nerds in the Newsroom” at The National High School Journalism Convention in Anaheim (Slides »)
April • “Statistics, Shoeleather and Storytelling” at Festival of Books in Los Angeles (Slides »)
March • “Census 2020: Don't panic! Do data!” at USC in Los Angeles (Video » Slides »)
2018
Oct. • “What is a Data Desk?” at PyDataLA in USC (Video » Slides »)
Sept. • “What is a Data Desk?” at BitCurator Users Forum in Los Angeles (Video » Slides »)
July • “Data, data, gimme the news” at USC in Los Angeles (Slides »)
March • “Archiving data journalism” at NICAR18 in Chicago (Slides »)
2017
Sept. • “What is a Data Desk?” at CSUN's DataJam in Northridge (Slides »)
Aug. • “What is a Data Desk?” at Big Data Day in Los Angeles (Video » Slides »)
June • “What is a Data Desk?” at Hollywood Data Science in Los Angeles (Slides »)
April • “Distinguished Journalism Awards” at Union Club in Chicago (Video »)
2016
Oct. • “The Framework Fix” at Dodging the Memory Hole III in Los Angeles (Video »)
Oct. • “How to tell a story with charts in five charts” at IRE Watchdog Workshop in San Diego (Slides »)
2015
Nov. • “Show and Tell with the L.A. Times Data Desk” at Hacks/Hackers in Los Angeles (Slides »)
Nov. • “The Open Data Opportunity” at The Milken Institute in Santa Monica (Video »)
Aug. • “Package data like software and the stories will flow like wine” at Media Party in Buenos Aires (Video » Slides »)
July • “California Civic Data Coalition” at Knight News Challenge announcement in Austin (Video » Slides »)
May • “Django + Memento” at Dodging the Memory Hole II in Charlotte (Slides »)
2014
Dec. • “First Web Scraper” at CCCB Lab in Barcelona (Video » Slides »)
Dec. • “What is a Data Desk?” at CCCB Lab in Barcelona (Video » Slides »)
Nov. • “Introducing Storytracker” at Dodging the Memory Hole in Columbia, Missouri (Video » Slides »)
Feb. • “You Must Learn” at NICAR in Baltimore (Video » Slides »)
Feb. • “What is a Data Desk?” at DataVis LA in Santa Monica (Video »)
2013
Nov. • “El Cartografo en su Laberinto” at Data Fest in Buenos Aires (Video » Slides »)
April • “L.A.'s Political Calculus” at Festival of Books in Los Angeles (Slides »)
March • “Is 911 a joke in your town?” at NICAR in Louisville (Slides »)
March • “Django Retrained” at NICAR in Louisville (Video » Slides »)
Feb. • “How we use DocumentCloud at the Los Angeles Times” at NICAR in Louisville (Slides »)
2012
May • “What is a Data Desk?” at ONA LA in Los Angeles (Video »)
April • “Human-assisted reporting” at ISOJ in Austin (Video » Slides »)
Feb. • “How I learned to stop worrying and love flat files” at NICAR in St. Louis (Slides »)
Feb. • “Locating the story” at NICAR in St. Louis (Slides »)
2011
Feb. • “PostGIS is your new bicycle” at NICAR in Raleigh (Slides »)
2010
Dec. • “Pluggable Maps” at Hacks/Hackers in Los Angelse (Slides »)
2008
Sept. • “Django in Journalism” at Djangocon in Mountain View (Video »)