Sunday, December 15, 2019

New (Old) Data Visualizations!

I've taken to archiving as many of my old data visualizations as I can--or at least as many as I can remember and/or have decent-resolution versions of. You can find them under the "Other Projects" header under "Archived Data Visualizations." They're ordered roughly by date--but also by how proud of them I am at this current moment. The further back you go, the older and more rough you get.

Looking back on these 40 or so visuals, I get to see how far I've come in my style and in how I convey information. It's pretty cool. Looking forward to seeing how they continue to evolve in the future!!

Tuesday, December 3, 2019

How Proximity to a Dog Track Affected the Vote to Ban Dog Racing

I recently analyzed some data that I've been working on for VEST that looks at how proximity to one of Florida's then-13 open greyhound tracks impacted precinct-level support for a 2018 amendment to ban gambling on dog racing. It got picked up by Towards Data Science--and even promoted by Medium's curators!  

It was a fun bit of geographic data analysis mixed with a topic that I'm particularly passionate about (hence the picture of my greyhound, Dude). The answer of how proximity affected turnout and support on the amendment may be surprising; it certainly was for me. I hope that it piques your interests!

Thursday, November 14, 2019

Why MrBeast Will Succeed at Planting 20,000,000 Trees

For those who don't know, YouTuber Jimmy Donaldson (known as MrBeast) teamed up with Engineer Mark Rober and the Arbor Day foundation to create #TeamTrees: a charitable initiative that intends to raise $20,000,000 to plant 20,000,000 trees before the year 2020. (The 2020 deadline is for the money; they expect to be finished with the planting by 2022). Despite launching in late October, it looks like the initiative is going to succeed. This is incredible--most fundraising efforts today can't reach these kinds of numbers this quickly. To explain why this is the norm (and why MrBeast is so exceptional), I made a video about it.