OpenElections (Election/Politics Track)

  • Event: 2018 CAR Conference
  • Speakers: Serdar Tumgoren of Stanford University; Derek Willis of ProPublica
  • Date/Time: Sunday, Mar. 11 at 9:00am
  • Location: Belmont
  • Audio file: No audio file available.

We’re working on turning election results into data, and you can join us. Whether you have scraping skills, can parse PDFs or help find the official sources of election results in a state, you can help OpenElections make more election results data available to journalists and researchers. We’ll have prizes for contributors, too!

Speaker Bios

  • Serdar Tumgoren teaches data journalism at Stanford University. He previously wrangled data and code at the Associated Press, The Washington Post, and Congressional Quarterly.

  • Derek Willis is a news applications developer at ProPublica, focusing on politics and elections. He previously worked as a developer and reporter at The New York Times, a database editor at The Washington Post, and at the Center for Public Integrity and Congressional Quarterly. He began his journalism career at The Palm Beach Post. He is a co-founder of OpenElections, a project to collect and publish election results from all 50 states.

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