Reproducible Journalism for Firefox Phones*
Reproducible research, data journalism, mobile first - what happens when you mash them all up and deliver them to a Firefox phone?
Reproducible research, data journalism, mobile first – what happens when you mash them all up and deliver them to a Firefox phone? That’s the challenge I set out for myself in the fall of 2013 (http://repres4fxos.github.io/#/).
- Your reader may well be multitasking – you have “one eyeball and one thumb” to work with.
- Reproducible journalism – delivering a story complete with code, data, graphics and text to a phone – is limited by:
- Bandwidth costs,
- Screen size, and
- Device storage space.
- Typing on a small screen is painful. You can’t expect a reader to enter anything.
The open source ingredients:
I’ll be talking about how to overcome the challenges of developing reproducible stories using modern open source tools (and a bunch of user testing). The example stories will be taken from current events – weather, sports and markets. If you have an Android phone or tablet with Firefox, or a Firefox phone, you’ll be able to follow along!
reproducible research, data journalism, mobile first, Firefox OS, RStudio, Markdown, Pandoc, Mozilla Brick, Firefox Developer Tools
I've been speaking since I was a child. ;-) But seriously, I used to give sales presentations and demos for high-performance computing, I was on Jeopardy! and I was in 25 plays when I was a graduate student - in applied mathematics.