I've worked on a range of projects. Here are a few I particularly like:
I've written over 130 pieces for the Guardian on newsworthy data sets. Journalisted has a nice chart of this writing over time.
I often write about financial data and I work with Open Spending to create a set of publicly available, easily comparable, government accounts.
For research on public spending I post to my personal blog and the freedom of information requests I make are all here.
I was lead researcher on Where Does My Money Go? and wrote detailed reports on the data used in this display of public spending.
I wrote C for a billing software company for a couple of years. For many years after that my scripting language of choice was perl. I wrote perl script to simplify the creation of a couple of websites for the SOS Children charity (a great charity that was my employer for 6 years). The sites are:
Two Talk - a photograph conversation website that I created and updated every day for a year and is now updated less frequently by SOS staff.
Doodle Boat - another website I created that displayed a new drawing from a child in the care of SOS Children, every day for a year.
I have written many Perl scripts to extract and organise data for my work at the Guardian. Here are some examples:
I've successfully completed the undergraduate open university maths courses:
I have used these courses to complete my Diploma in Mathematics.
The Serious Change Radio Documentary is a radio program I made over 7 months as I followed a group of people trying to save the economy and environment. I worked with 105 Radio for a year, interviewing scientists on the subject of climate change.
Here's a website I made about comics. It has reviews of books analysing comics. It has detailed illustrated notes on the history of comics. It has a project where I met new people and then illustrated those meetings in different ways. My latest photos and drawings are on flickr.
Before all of this technology and writing I was a physiotherapist.
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