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'm studying M343 Applications of probability this year.
In October I'll study mathematical statistics and linear statistical modelling to complete my BSc Hons in mathematics by the end of June 2014.
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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