Coronavirus Growth in The US

Coronavirus Growth in The US

A couple of weeks ago, after seeing the first version of John Burn-Murdoch and co.’s Coronavirus data visualizations on the Financial Times, I decided that someone had to run the equivalent analysis aggregating at the state level for the US. Some searching led me to The COVID Tracking Project, a project by two journalists at The Atlantic, Robinson Meyer and Alexis Madrigal, which broke out the data exactly as I’d needed, and offered an easy to use API. After noodling around in a Jupyter notebook for a bit, I came up with this Continue reading...

The Other Curve to Flatten

The Other Curve to Flatten

Over the last couple of weeks, as the western world woke up to the COVID19 threat, infographics and quickly put-together charts flooded social networks. Credentialed epidemiologists and Twitter randos alike shared images showing the effects of the virus, many of them urging us to “flatten the curve.” By now, you must have seen John Burn-Murdoch’s visualization of the curves we’re being asked to flatten, or perhaps, since you’re here, my take on those same curves by state in the US. Flattening the curve is not just a meme, but a necessity. Continue reading...

Books read in 2019

Books read in 2019

In one of the strangest years of my life so far, I didn’t stop reading. While there were a couple of stints where I didn’t have the time or motivation to read for weeks at a time, I still made my goal: reading the equivalent of 24 books of 300 pages each, or ~7200 pages total. Continue reading...

Europa V, Zürich MMXX

Europa V, Zürich MMXX

Last but not least, we headed to Zürich to finish things off, and then fly back to San Francisco. We only had a night there, so we tried hard to spend our time wisely. Continue reading...

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