News Corp, Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, NYU Polytechnic School of Engineering, and NYC Media Lab worked together to develop a tool for journalists to create data driven visualisations.
Thelma is the interface for journalists to weave these visualisations into mobile-optimized stories.
Role and Responsibilities
I led a small team to develop a drag-and-drop interface for editors to build concise stories to be served to mobile devices.
I developed and maintained a touch-based mobile interface for readers to navigate mobile stories.
I also developed and maintained back-end architecture for internal and external-facing products.
The front-end of the internal drag-and-drop creation tool was built using Backbone.js, SASS, and Mustache templates.
We build the back-end was built using Express a Node.js framework. All data was stored in a MongoDB document store. I used Redis to cache static HTML that was built by the internal creation tool.