What we're reading this week
Ben: Read Atlanta Journal-Constitution intern Stephanie Lamm’s interview about how she mapped an affordable housing project that wasn’t providing useful data. And then read the Atlanta Journal-Constitution/Georgia News Lab article using that map.
RC: I recently came across Coveralls, which seems like a really great way to keep yourself accountable about writing unit tests.
Julia: This week in fun and interesting datasets: Analyzing the Gender Representation of 34,476 Comic Book Characters.
Kay: Check out this roundup of design and development books to read this summer. There’s something for coders, designers, and engagement managers – I recommend Elements of a Successful Website to everyone.
WE MADE A THING
Our projects, manifest
Meet the Team: Part 4
Stay in the know
August 1: Last day to submit a paper to the Computation+Journalism Symposium.
August 18: Last day to apply for the Poynter-NABJ Leadership Academy for Diversity in Digital Media.
Work we admire by our journalism peers
Check out this awesome behind-the-scenes look at how Brian Jacobs of National Geographic built an interactive 3D tour of a 110-million-year-old dinosaur fossil.
The LA Times Data Desk are building a tool to make making maps better. Check it out on GitHub at datadesk/web-map-maker.
GET A JOB
Good jobs with good people
Reveal is hiring a radio and digital producer.
ProPublica Illinois is looking for an assistant director of development.
The International Consortium of Investigative Journalists is hiring a network and security engineer.
Chalkbeat is hiring a digital producer.
Texas Tribune is hiring an interactive designer/developer.
SOME OTHER STUFF
Gather ye rosebuds
LISTEN: Animals as Leaders at the Dunlop Sessions. ?
WATCH: The hydraulic press channel on YouTube (an oldie, but a goodie).
EAT: Easy Vegan Macaroons.
DRINK: Watermelon Margaritas.