June 24, 2014
CartoDB Internships

An excellent opportunity to get paid while getting better at CartoDB.

June 17, 2014
NBC Data Viz Editor

June 16, 2014
OpenNews: Apply to become a 2015 Knight-Mozilla Fellow

sinker:

I’m excited to announce that starting today, applications to become a 2015 Knight-Mozilla Fellow are open. The Fellowships offer an opportunity for people that love to code to get paid to spend ten months building new things in collaboration with some of the best news organizations in the…

June 16, 2014
Change the width of your infowindows

cartodb:

More love to our infowindows, and giving response to a very popular request: changing the width of our infowindows, directly in the CartoDB Editor. Up until now you could change the width of your infowindows with different combinations of not-so-obvious CSS and JS.

From now on, you can…

More than one student wrestled with this one last semester. A very exciting transformation. Also … I love these animated gifs for illustrating the steps in customizing your infowindow.

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June 10, 2014

ilovecharts:

Hi Guys!

Today, I’m headed down to the White House to participate in the live Q&A the President will be doing with Tumblr about the importance of making college more affordable for current students, graduates and their families and the new executive actions he announced on Monday to ease the burden of college debt for millions of Americans.

David Karp will be interviewing the the President, using questions from the Tumblr community. The event will stream live today at 4pm ET on the White House Tumblr.

Above are some of the charts from a newly released White House report which show … pretty much what I’m sure you all already know. The current system is, shall we say, imperfect. There is a lot of work to be done. Hopefully, today is illuminating and gives us reason to be optimistic. 

I’ll post any other charts I come across here, document the trip on my personal Tumblr (so as not to spam those who are uninterested with non-charty content here) and will be live-Tweeting the event and attendant mischief at /ilovecharts. I’ll see you there!

Hugs and hand-pounds,
Jason

All of these could take a redesign, tho.

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May 31, 2014
uxrave:

http://codyhouse.co/ – Some beautiful interactions and code snippets. 

Something I need to look at.

uxrave:

http://codyhouse.co/ – Some beautiful interactions and code snippets. 

Something I need to look at.

(via lifeandcode)

May 31, 2014
D3 Tips and Tricks [free ebook]

datajournalismlinks:

Over 550 pages of tips and tricks for using d3.js, one of the leading data visualization tools for the web. The book is aimed at helping you get started but includes assistance for some advanced tasks. Written by Malcolm Maclean.

Great resource for folks who want to tackle D3 next.

(via lifeandcode)

May 30, 2014
A general framework for data visualization criticism by Kaiser Fung

datajournalismlinks:

The Junk Charts Trifecta Checkup is a general framework for data visualization criticism. The need for such a framework is clear. Opinion pieces on specific data graphics frequently come across as stream of conscience. Proclaiming a chart “mind-blowing” or “worst of the century” isn’t worth much if the author cannot articulate why.

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May 30, 2014
datanarratives:

An older piece I missed. The NYTimes shows the jobs reports in two different ways--how a Republican or how a Democrat might present and see them.

A good point of reference for the jobs report drill.

datanarratives:

An older piece I missed. The NYTimes shows the jobs reports in two different ways--how a Republican or how a Democrat might present and see them.

A good point of reference for the jobs report drill.

May 29, 2014
Learn CartoDB for free in NY, hosted by Gilt

cartodb:

Gilt is an ecommerce giant with more than 1.000 employees. As a fast moving organization, they have a huge and impressive technology team. The Gilt Tech group maintains an interesting blog, and one of their initiatives is to host free classes about interesting tech topics. In the past they…

Worth doing.

(Source: cartodb)

May 28, 2014
Map of the Week: Folk to Folk

cartodb:

Welcome Emma from Folk to Folk in this new installment of our Map of the Week. Folk to Folk is an independent documentary project exploring how the inclusive spirit of folk music helps build communities and creates accessible, participatory spaces across America today. We are happy to see how…

Go Carla!

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May 22, 2014
brucesterling:

*This may be your last big chance to arrest them all before they do to everything what Napster did to the music biz 


Interesting, but I am really just queuing up examples of giant images.

brucesterling:

*This may be your last big chance to arrest them all before they do to everything what Napster did to the music biz 

Interesting, but I am really just queuing up examples of giant images.

(via notational)

May 20, 2014
Building our election dashboard in three days and 100 emails

quartzthings:

On the eve/morning/WOAH TIME ZONES of Indians going to the polls we published our India election results tracker. With any luck, it looks like we spent loads of time on it—contemplating for weeks or months the functionality and design, then responsibly iterating and testing.

In actuality, we…

May 16, 2014

datanarratives:

Slate’s popular, and much-shared, map of the most common spoken languages other than English or Spanish. But wait…”Chinese” in New York lumps all the Chinese dialects together. If that’s the case, then “Chinese” would dominate many other states. See a map from a Professor Karthick Ramakrishnan at UC Riverside, with the same data.

I can’t decide whether my reaction to this is “damn, there are  a lot of German speakers” or “what actual % of households speak German in Montana?”

May 16, 2014
Hey Wonk Reporters, Liberate Your Data!

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