I’ve always liked programming, but have recently begun to narrow my focus to problems involving extracting and analyzing data. I’ve found I really enjoy integrating data and writing, and programming languages like Python and R are powerful ways of getting that data.
I filled the gaps left by my major and minor1 with computer science whenever possible. Projects ranged from writing small GUI apps to implementing famous solutions to problems in computer science. My programming experience also let me finesse the odd website for a journalism class.
Diabetes risk factors in Milwaukee County: I did the majority of the work adapting code from a template and transforming data to create an interactive map for “Managing Chronic Diabetes,” a story published by local outlet Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service. I collaborated with classmates and instructor to decide what data to present and what visuals to use.
I wrote the socket code and user interface to create a simple web browser for a class in object-oriented design.
Journalism and German ↩