PHP, Python, NodeJS, MySQL, Postgres, Mongo, Sass, HTML5, CSS, JS. These are my story telling tools and I’ll keep adding to the arsenal — I’ve always wanted to be a journalist and I’ve always been a nerd.
Emmy-nominated and award winning journalist who specializes in data visualizations, interactives and photography.
I enjoy working with reporters and talented editorial teams to come up with fun, alternative delivery systems and story-telling mediums for hard-hitting news.
I have a profound passion for journalism and I’ve always been infatuated with technology and storytelling
I am currently working for Newsday Media Group, but you can also find my open-source work on Github
Running dev operations for all special projects. Leveraged and extended my journalism and project management skills while continually learning new coding strategies and approaches. Lots of personnel and departmental administration, long hours and love of my craft.
This is where I learned about how to operate using bleeding edge technology. Vice taught me the benefits of true AGILE workflow and that it’s ok to be the first developer to try something production-level with a new language. Solid planning allows for edgier coding 🙂
Here’s where I got my sysadmin chops and really got to set out on my own (without the guidance/safety net of a more seasoned developer). I learned how to fix servers (after breaking them), improved my coding skills and became much stronger in project management.
I’ve worn several hats for this organization, intern, reporter, social media coordinator, freelance developer. On their time I figured out what kind of journalist I wanted to be.
I landed an internship as a web developer for Newsday Media Group and discovered how I could integrate my developer skills with journalism on the editorial level. This completely changed the course of my career.
I was living on Stony Brook’s campus for two weeks before I met School of Journalism Associate Dean Marcy McGinnis… after one conversation with her I had the news bug. I enrolled in journalism 101 and never looked back.
Graduated from St. John the Baptist High School on Long Island where I learned C++, my first programming language. I used the skills from that class to teach myself the languages of the web and freelance to make some money for textbooks and college luxuries
Written entirely in NodeJS, this open-source app takes your CSV or KML files and returns them as geojson via a file download. The app works entirely in buffers without writing a single file to disk.
This Newsday app pulls in posts from specific users on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram and plots the location they were tweeted from on a map. It's first use case was to track a Long Islander who was biking across the U.S. and posting to social media along the way.
Several major infrastructure and front end changes were made to this site using PHP, JS, Sass and the Yii PHP framework
This site's front end was redesigned by the school's designer and then I refactored much of the backend and JS to make the site more efficient. This multisite instance was also migrated to a highly redundant, load-balanced AWS environment during my tenure at CUNY.