NICAR-L improvement project

  • Event: 2019 CAR Conference
  • Speaker: Derek Willis of ProPublica
  • Date/Time: Thursday, Mar. 7 at 4:45pm
  • Location: Del Mar
  • Audio file: No audio file available.

Help make the NICAR-L archives more user-friendly by creating ways to identify and surface useful posts and threads. We'll discuss possible new ways to access the archives, a basic app to make things like up-voting and categorization possible and an initial roadmap. During this session, we will gather ideas and create a plan that we'll continue working on after the conference.

Speaker Bios

  • 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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