A Conversation with the New York Times - Shared screen with speaker view
Who can see your viewing activity?
That JHU dashboard is such a classic.
@paul.irish That was new to me, too! And Number.isSafeInteger(), which is even nerdier. (I had not done real EcmaScript 6 or Node.js before this project.)
o_O safeInteger! wow. :)
Carlos Alberto Garay
So you have engineering tools to study COVID´s facts ?
This experience similarly taught me about Math.hypot()
@ryan.murphy I'm a bit afraid to ask you why, but I'm guessing it had to do with Tableau?
This might be only a “on my machine” thing …. But clicking “View > Swap video and Shared Screen” switches the video view appropriately to the actual speaker (before it was just frozen on Richard Harris regardless of who was speaking)
It’s all a blur at this point but it may have been for some charting?
Carlos Alberto Garay
Then I`d like to send articles about my genetic computer for studying COVID. Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Andrew — I can only apologise 😂
There is a surprising amount of this stuff that overlaps with elections coverage
Richard - hahaahah =)
Why are you not including the trend of total mortality?
Do you use and user-centered design process to assess how clearly readers understand what you intend to communicate or the depth of detail they want?
Recording will be made available through the DISC web pages
how were the retro deaths counted? Were bodies tested to see if they were COVID positive?
Have you given any thought to open-sourcing the scraping code to help others get under the hood of something like Tableau?
New Jersey’s dashboard that only works in New Jersey’s time zone 😐
@mark.friesen Yes, quite a bit of thought. There are open-sourced guides to these major dashboard providers, or even code often in Python communities. However, they are full-fledged products and the parent companies can change things without any input from people like us. So we will probably focus on #protips to developers for what you expect in approaching them, rather than code. We're working on that, around maintaining our work.
Tiff - Makes sense. Thanks!
Tiff => in the code reviews for the scrapers => did you have a combination of strict code review and a data journalist-type review?
Fascinating. Thanks for all the scraping details. :)
@andrew.chung All data journalist in our review steps, in the sense that we're full-stack coders. The scheduling mechanism was a bit more robust, in when and how to run each scraper -- code like that in heavy minute-by-minute use had deeper architectural discussion and review (and extensive tests).
@tiff.fehr - thank you!
That was really insightful to hear, thanks Lisa!
As long as it takes
Thanks so much NYT! Very inspiring!
Thank you for your presentation, and also for all of your great work at NYT! This was fantastic and very inspirational <3
👏👏 thanks all!
Thanks, y’all :)
such amazing, critical work