I love to tell stories on the web, taking data and shaping it into something compelling through analysis and visualization.
I've worked as a robotics engineer, was the lead developer of a web analytics reporting application with over 10,000 users, and have a degree in physics. Now I'm the co-founder of a wall map company.
An explanation (with pictures) of how human perception influences the position of sunlight in shaded relief maps.
A data visualization showing the spread and growth of COVID-19 at the county-level during the early days of the pandemic. At the time of publication, there was no way to see this data broken out at the county-level. Shut down in September 2020.
High resolution maps of mountains, states, national parks, and other beautiful terrain to hang on your wall. We use the highest resolution data available and print maps using the latest photographic printing techniques to produce maps at the limit of what the human eye can perceive.
Embracing a written culture can help your org get through growing pains as you scale from small to medium sized.
An introduction to inertial navigation in marine robotics, from the sensors used to the mathematical tools needed to fuse that sensor data into a navigation solution
A post on bugbucket.io outlining a JSON Web Token based, email-only authentication scheme that I used for that application.
BugBucket is a Github app that allows private repositories to open their Github issues to users outside of their organization. It is intended to provide a lightweight way for companies to manage user feedback, bug reports, and feature requests.
LakeBrite is a 7,500 node, 3D LED matrix installed at the ECHO Center in 2015. As the first "programmer artist" for the installation, I helped design the interface to the LEDs as well as developed the first handful of data visualizations used in the 24ft x 9ft x 5ft display.
How I used National Weather Service data and imagery to make a network of twitter bots that post regional radar GIFs with improved palettes and projections.
A data visualization that allows users to compare the snow depth on Mt. Mansfield for a particular season against the historical record. This chart was used as an example of an effective visualization in "Good Charts" by the Harvard Business Review, was retweeted by Edward Tufte (who wrote the book on data visualization), and was shared by the Washington Post on their "Know More" blog.
A network of 15 Twitter bots that tweeted animated radar GIFs every 2 hours (until I shut down the service in April 2017). I took static NWS images, changed the projection, basemap, and palette—making it color-blind friendly and more intuitive—and strung the images together into GIFs.
A data project for Vermont Public Radio on the growth of Lyme Disease over the last 15 years. Includes an interactive bar graph of New England and small multiples of Vermont and the continental United States showing the infection's expanded range. Published in the open with links to the data.
A news app that explained how Vermont Health Connect works and—when it didn't—showed where it was broken.