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Big Data and Health Care

By Julie Steele
September 10, 2013

A week or two ago, I got to correspond with Danielle Brooks of Disruptive Women in Health Care about the work I do here at O’Reilly. The following interview is reprinted here with their kind permission. Tell us about your …

Insights on speaking, writing, and working with MongoDB

By Ann Spencer
July 22, 2013

At a recent MongoDB SF event, I had a chance to meet Rick Copeland. He was in town and stopped by the event to sign copies of his book, MongoDB Applied Design Patterns. While I am not Rick’s editor, I approached …

Curiosity turned loose on GitHub data

By Mac Slocum
November 2, 2012

I’m fascinated by people who: 1. Ask the question, “I wonder what happens if I do this?” and then follow it all the way through. 2. Start a project on a whim and open it up so anyone can participate. …

The risks and rewards of a health data commons

By Alex Howard
August 9, 2012

As I wrote earlier this year in an ebook on data for the public good, while the idea of data as a currency is still in its infancy, it’s important to think about where the future is taking us and …

“It’s impossible for me to die”

“It’s impossible for me to die”
By Mac Slocum
July 19, 2012

Julien Smith believes I won’t let him die. The subject came up during our interview at Foo Camp 2012 — part of our ongoing foo interview series — in which Smith argued that our brains and innate responses don’t always …

From smartphones and continuous data comes the social MRI

From smartphones and continuous data comes the social MRI
By Mac Slocum
July 13, 2012

An MIT study that aggregated and examined a continuous stream of smartphone data has evolved into an open source toolkit. In this interview, study leader Dr. Nadav Aharony discusses his "social MRI" project and its potential applications.

You still need your own website

By Mac Slocum
July 3, 2012

Brett Slatkin's hope for a federated social web hasn't worked out as expected, so he's shifting perspective from infrastructure to user behavior. Here he explains why you shouldn't abandon your website for third-party platforms.

You still need your own website

You still need your own website
By Mac Slocum
July 3, 2012

Brett Slatkin's hope for a federated social web hasn't worked out as expected, so he's shifting perspective from infrastructure to user behavior. Here he explains why you shouldn't abandon your website for third-party platforms.

Ten years of Foo Camp

Ten years of Foo Camp
By Jim Stogdill
June 27, 2012

We curate topic areas and interesting people, but Foo Camp is designed to be an idea collider. It's an intentional serendipity engine that works the seams in between.

Copyright and "intellectual disobedience"

By Mac Slocum
June 18, 2012

"Sita Sings the Blues" creator Nina Paley explains her "intellectual disobedience" stance on copyright and notes that current copyright laws are "completely out of touch with human behavior."

Copyright and "intellectual disobedience"

Copyright and
By Mac Slocum
June 18, 2012

"Sita Sings the Blues" creator Nina Paley explains her "intellectual disobedience" stance on copyright and notes that current copyright laws are "completely out of touch with human behavior."

Stories over spreadsheets

By Mac Slocum
June 14, 2012

Imagine a future where clear language supplants spreadsheets. In a recent interview, Narrative Science CTO Kris Hammond explained how we might get there.

Stories over spreadsheets

By Mac Slocum
June 14, 2012

Imagine a future where clear language supplants spreadsheets. In a recent interview, Narrative Science CTO Kris Hammond explained how we might get there.

Stories over spreadsheets

Stories over spreadsheets
By Mac Slocum
June 14, 2012

Imagine a future where clear language supplants spreadsheets. In a recent interview, Narrative Science CTO Kris Hammond explained how we might get there.

Can Future Advisor be the self-driving car for financial advice?

Can Future Advisor be the self-driving car for financial advice?
By Alex Howard
June 4, 2012

Given the turmoil in financial markets and uncertainty abroad, good financial advice has never been more valuable. Startup Future Advisor looks to democratize personalized financial advice using the Internet, data and algorithms.

Can Future Advisor be the self-driving car for financial advice?

By Alex Howard
June 4, 2012

Given the turmoil in financial markets and uncertainty abroad, good financial advice has never been more valuable. Startup Future Advisor looks to democratize personalized financial advice using the Internet, data and algorithms.

What do mHealth, eHealth and behavioral science mean for the future of healthcare?

By Alex Howard
May 21, 2012

We're just at the beginning of discovering how to best develop and utilize mobile technology to improve the health of individuals and the public, says Dr. Audie Atienza.

What do mHealth, eHealth and behavioral science mean for the future of healthcare?

By Alex Howard
May 21, 2012

We're just at the beginning of discovering how to best develop and utilize mobile technology to improve the health of individuals and the public, says Dr. Audie Atienza.

Profile of the Data Journalist: The Data News Editor

By Alex Howard
May 15, 2012

John Keefe (@jkeefe) is a senior editor for data news and journalism technology at WNYC public radio, based in New York City, NY. He attracted widespread attention when an online map he built using available data beat the Associated Press with Iowa caucus results earlier this year.

Profile of the Data Journalist: The Data News Editor

By Alex Howard
May 15, 2012

John Keefe (@jkeefe) is a senior editor for data news and journalism technology at WNYC public radio, based in New York City, NY. He attracted widespread attention when an online map he built using available data beat the Associated Press with Iowa caucus results earlier this year.

Think of it like a political campaign: Baratunde Thurston's book marketing

By Sarah Milstein
May 8, 2012

Make it easy for people to help you — that's a simple but oft-overlooked concept that author Baratunde Thurston says is essential to book marketing. He shares additional marketing tips and tools in this interview.

Think of it like a political campaign: Baratunde Thurston's book marketing

Think of it like a political campaign: Baratunde Thurston's book marketing
By Sarah Milstein
May 8, 2012

Make it easy for people to help you — that's a simple but oft-overlooked concept that author Baratunde Thurston says is essential to book marketing. He shares additional marketing tips and tools in this interview.

The Reading Glove engages senses and objects to tell a story

By Suzanne Axtell
March 28, 2012

What if you mashed up a non-linear narrative, a tangible computing environment and a hint of a haunted house experience? You might get the Reading Glove, a novel way to experience a story.

The Reading Glove engages senses and objects to tell a story

By Suzanne Axtell
March 28, 2012

What if you mashed up a non-linear narrative, a tangible computing environment and a hint of a haunted house experience? You might get the Reading Glove, a novel way to experience a story.

The Reading Glove engages senses and objects to tell a story

The Reading Glove engages senses and objects to tell a story
By Suzanne Axtell
March 28, 2012

What if you mashed up a non-linear narrative, a tangible computing environment and a hint of a haunted house experience? You might get the Reading Glove, a novel way to experience a story.

Passwords and interviews

Passwords and interviews
By Mike Loukides
March 26, 2012

A candidate that forks over a social media password during an interview could become an employee that gives out a pasword in other situations. Employers aren't making that connection.

Profile of the Data Journalist: The Homicide Watch

By Alex Howard
March 17, 2012

To learn more about the people who are redefining the practice computer-assisted reporting, in some cases, building the newsroom stack for the 21st century, Radar conducted a series of email interviews with data journalists during the 2012 NICAR Conference. "It’s not just about the data, and it’s not just about the journalism, but it’s about meeting a community need in an innovative way," said Laura Norton Amico.

Profile of the Data Journalist: The Homicide Watch

By Alex Howard
March 17, 2012

To learn more about the people who are redefining the practice computer-assisted reporting, in some cases, building the newsroom stack for the 21st century, Radar conducted a series of email interviews with data journalists during the 2012 NICAR Conference. "It’s not just about the data, and it’s not just about the journalism, but it’s about meeting a community need in an innovative way," said Laura Norton Amico.

Profile of the Data Journalist: The Homicide Watch

By Alex Howard
March 17, 2012

To learn more about the people who are redefining the practice computer-assisted reporting, in some cases, building the newsroom stack for the 21st century, Radar conducted a series of email interviews with data journalists during the 2012 NICAR Conference. "It’s not just about the data, and it’s not just about the journalism, but it’s about meeting a community need in an innovative way," said Laura Norton Amico.

Understanding place and space in a decreasingly English world

By David Sims
March 12, 2012

Robert Munro, a computational linguist and speaker at Where 2012, says the subtleties of spatial distinctions are growing in importance as more of the world's digital information takes the form of non-English, unstructured text.

Understanding place and space in a decreasingly English world

Understanding place and space in a decreasingly English world
By David Sims
March 12, 2012

Robert Munro, a computational linguist and speaker at Where 2012, says the subtleties of spatial distinctions are growing in importance as more of the world's digital information takes the form of non-English, unstructured text.

Profile of the Data Journalist: The Storyteller and The Teacher

By Alex Howard
March 8, 2012

To learn more about the people who are redefining the practice computer-assisted reporting, in some cases, building the newsroom stack for the 21st century, Radar conducted a series of email interviews with data journalists during the 2012 NICAR Conference. "News apps -- when done right -- can make large amounts of data easily understood and relevant to each person using them," said Anthony DeBarros.

Profile of the Data Journalist: The Storyteller and The Teacher

By Alex Howard
March 8, 2012

To learn more about the people who are redefining the practice computer-assisted reporting, in some cases, building the newsroom stack for the 21st century, Radar conducted a series of email interviews with data journalists during the 2012 NICAR Conference. "News apps -- when done right -- can make large amounts of data easily understood and relevant to each person using them," said Anthony DeBarros.

Profile of the Data Journalist: The Hacks Hacker

By Alex Howard
March 8, 2012

To learn more about the people who are redefining the practice computer-assisted reporting, in some cases, building the newsroom stack for the 21st century, Radar conducted a series of email interviews with data journalists during the 2012 NICAR Conference. "Data journalism and news apps create the lens that shows people the big picture they couldn't see but maybe had a hunch about otherwise," says Chrys Wu.

Profile of the Data Journalist: The Storyteller and The Teacher

By Alex Howard
March 8, 2012

To learn more about the people who are redefining the practice computer-assisted reporting, in some cases, building the newsroom stack for the 21st century, Radar conducted a series of email interviews with data journalists during the 2012 NICAR Conference. "News apps -- when done right -- can make large amounts of data easily understood and relevant to each person using them," said Anthony DeBarros.

Profile of the Data Journalist: The Hacks Hacker

By Alex Howard
March 8, 2012

To learn more about the people who are redefining the practice computer-assisted reporting, in some cases, building the newsroom stack for the 21st century, Radar conducted a series of email interviews with data journalists during the 2012 NICAR Conference. "Data journalism and news apps create the lens that shows people the big picture they couldn't see but maybe had a hunch about otherwise," says Chrys Wu.

Profile of the Data Journalist: The Hacks Hacker

By Alex Howard
March 8, 2012

To learn more about the people who are redefining the practice computer-assisted reporting, in some cases, building the newsroom stack for the 21st century, Radar conducted a series of email interviews with data journalists during the 2012 NICAR Conference. "Data journalism and news apps create the lens that shows people the big picture they couldn't see but maybe had a hunch about otherwise," says Chrys Wu.

Profile of the Data Journalist: The Data Editor

By Alex Howard
March 6, 2012

To learn more about the people who are redefining the practice computer-assisted reporting, in some cases, building the newsroom stack for the 21st century, Radar conducted a series of email interviews with data journalists during the 2012 NICAR Conference.

Profile of the Data Journalist: The Data Editor

By Alex Howard
March 6, 2012

To learn more about the people who are redefining the practice computer-assisted reporting, in some cases, building the newsroom stack for the 21st century, Radar conducted a series of email interviews with data journalists during the 2012 NICAR Conference.

Profile of the Data Journalist: The Data Editor

By Alex Howard
March 6, 2012

To learn more about the people who are redefining the practice computer-assisted reporting, in some cases, building the newsroom stack for the 21st century, Radar conducted a series of email interviews with data journalists during the 2012 NICAR Conference.

Profile of the Data Journalist: The Daily Visualizer

By Alex Howard
March 6, 2012

To learn more about the people who are redefining the practice computer-assisted reporting, in some cases, building the newsroom stack for the 21st century, Radar conducted a series of email interviews with data journalists during the 2012 NICAR Conference.

Profile of the Data Journalist: The Daily Visualizer

By Alex Howard
March 6, 2012

To learn more about the people who are redefining the practice computer-assisted reporting, in some cases, building the newsroom stack for the 21st century, Radar conducted a series of email interviews with data journalists during the 2012 NICAR Conference.

Profile of the Data Journalist: The Daily Visualizer

By Alex Howard
March 6, 2012

To learn more about the people who are redefining the practice computer-assisted reporting, in some cases, building the newsroom stack for the 21st century, Radar conducted a series of email interviews with data journalists during the 2012 NICAR Conference.

Profile of the Data Journalist: The API Architect

By Alex Howard
March 5, 2012

To learn more about the people who are redefining the practice computer-assisted reporting, in some cases, building the newsroom stack for the 21st century, Radar conducted a series of email interviews with data journalists during the 2012 NICAR Conference.

Profile of the Data Journalist: The API Architect

By Alex Howard
March 5, 2012

To learn more about the people who are redefining the practice computer-assisted reporting, in some cases, building the newsroom stack for the 21st century, Radar conducted a series of email interviews with data journalists during the 2012 NICAR Conference.

Profile of the Data Journalist: The API Architect

By Alex Howard
March 5, 2012

To learn more about the people who are redefining the practice computer-assisted reporting, in some cases, building the newsroom stack for the 21st century, Radar conducted a series of email interviews with data journalists during the 2012 NICAR Conference.

OpenCorporates opens up new database of corporate directors and officers

By Alex Howard
March 5, 2012

OpenCorporates, which aggregates open data about businesses, has launched a new taxonomy of corporate directors and officers. In this interview, Chris Taggart, the founder of OpenCorporates, shares more details about the data and the business model behind his open data venture.

OpenCorporates opens up new database of corporate directors and officers

By Alex Howard
March 5, 2012

OpenCorporates, which aggregates open data about businesses, has launched a new taxonomy of corporate directors and officers. In this interview, Chris Taggart, the founder of OpenCorporates, shares more details about the data and the business model behind his open data venture.

Profile of the Data Journalist: The Visualizer

By Alex Howard
March 2, 2012

To learn more about the people who are redefining the practice computer-assisted reporting, in some cases, building the newsroom stack for the 21st century, Radar conducted a series of email interviews with data journalists during the 2012 NICAR Conference.

Profile of the Data Journalist: The Visualizer

By Alex Howard
March 2, 2012

To learn more about the people who are redefining the practice computer-assisted reporting, in some cases, building the newsroom stack for the 21st century, Radar conducted a series of email interviews with data journalists during the 2012 NICAR Conference.


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