How I visualized the sorting algorithms and brought them to life with sound

The making of “Tone of Sorting” Once a week, usually on Sundays I try to set aside time to make something random, usually it is the...

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The making of “Tone of Sorting” Once a week, usually on Sundays I try to set aside time to make something random, usually it is the result of a “what if” shower thought. A few weeks ago I started wondering what sorting algorithms would sound like, and if auralizing an algorithm would aid in visualizing it. I...
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Between the Wires: An interview with data scientist Karissa McKelvey

I interviewed Karissa McKelvey, who is the Director of Engineering at Dat Project, a distributed data sharing tool that packages your data and shares it...

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I interviewed Karissa McKelvey, who is the Director of Engineering at Dat Project, a distributed data sharing tool that packages your data and shares it over a distributed network. How did you get into programming? I went to a public school. Like most 13-year-olds, I just wanted to pass my tests. At some point, I...
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Data Visualisation with 1 Billion Shazam Music Recognitions

Shazam’s in San Francisco While at university, I joined Shazam as part time web developer. I stayed at Shazam for 5 enjoyable years. This post...

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Shazam’s in San Francisco While at university, I joined Shazam as part time web developer. I stayed at Shazam for 5 enjoyable years. This post is about one hackday project I worked on. The project involves plotting one billion Shazam recognitions onto a blank canvas, and then observing the result. This post also touches upon the...
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A Beginner’s Guide to Data Journalism: Let’s Build a Story From Scratch

Courtesy of the Data Journalism Handbook This is an introductory guide on how to produce the beginnings of a piece of data journalism. We’re going...

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Courtesy of the Data Journalism Handbook This is an introductory guide on how to produce the beginnings of a piece of data journalism. We’re going to walk through it together, as I outline the key things to consider before starting. We’ll cover: how to structure your work a basic process to follow a real-world case study to show...
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