Basile Simon (blog) Data, hackery, stories

Latest weeknotes

For the last few months I've tried to stick to publishing a weekly log of how things are going in Young Parent Trying To Make It Back In The Workplace land.

Short week, short notes - weeknotes #22
February 26, 2021

Jaccard and dendrograms - weeknotes #21
February 19, 2021

Bubbles bubbles - weeknotes #20
February 12, 2021

Odd sketches - weeknotes #19
February 5, 2021

Optimising for work - weeknotes #18
January 29, 2021


Actual blogs

Some declarative, React-like logic for your Observable/d3 toolkit
February 11, 2021

Portfolio case study: Machine learning's take on Brexit
November 25, 2020

Comparing Berlin memorial street plaques datasets
November 13, 2020

Portfolio case study: Reuters' 2019 general election results page
November 8, 2020

Portfolio case study: Global Witness' Pipedown interactive map
October 21, 2020

A beeswarm layout in Observable -- on deadline
October 21, 2020

Exercising in a 1km radius (another Strava data viz)
April 26, 2020

Machine learning's take on the Brexit's House of Commons
October 6, 2019

noaastorms R package now supports NOAA IBTrACS v4
August 18, 2019

Cycling VI - touring some more of Scotland
July 1, 2019

Tractatus Logico (Phylo)sophicus
March 2, 2019

New R package: load and chart oceanic storms
January 30, 2019

Strava rides map in R
January 2, 2019

Pen plotter maps in R
December 19, 2018

Cycling V - touring some parts of the UK
October 20, 2018

Mapping storms in R
September 5, 2018

Notes from OpenVis 2018
May 23, 2018

We need better career paths for news nerds, a reading list
April 13, 2018

Things I taught and learned teaching in this year's MA in Interactive Journalism
April 4, 2018

Opening The Times Dataviz Catalogue
December 18, 2017

TfL Cycling report in London
June 17, 2017

Cycling - 1pm
May 17, 2017

The Times poll of polls in d3
April 27, 2017

The Times and The Sunday Times are now HTTPS
April 11, 2017

RIP Frédéric Bernheim
March 13, 2017

Open sourcing my MA in Interactive Journalism lecturing notes
March 10, 2017

January Transfer Window graphics in The Times
February 2, 2017

Cycling III - the big red bus
February 1, 2017

Cycling II
January 16, 2017

Patiently waiting or hastily prototyping: how we built our latest bespoke interactive in React and D3
January 12, 2017

Cycling
January 9, 2017

From Medium: Learning React in 2 weeks
October 26, 2016

MailChimp known subscriber attack
September 10, 2016

Sud Web 2016
May 30, 2016

A quick word about csv,conf,v2
May 26, 2016

On 'hacking the newsroom'
April 8, 2016

Thoughts on the Journocoders meetup, one year on
February 15, 2016

Airwars' new frontpage
January 26, 2016

Migrant crisis reading list
October 29, 2015

On recommendation in News
August 11, 2015

Twitter monitoring tools on Github
July 3, 2015

On new journalism formats
June 19, 2015

On Github - the datajournalists' toolbox
May 14, 2015

Airwars is live
May 1, 2015

Future of News - timeline of innovation
January 31, 2015

Scrape CENTCOM's data - part 2
January 22, 2015

Scrape CENTCOM's data with Python and BeautifulSoup
January 14, 2015

What I think my 2015 will look like
January 13, 2015

The dependence on the United States for the anti-ISIS campaign
January 8, 2015

Is the US-led coalition lacking intelligence in Iraq and Syria?
December 17, 2014

A few words about Tinyfm and Al Jazeera hackathon
December 10, 2014

Airwars is go
November 18, 2014

BBC's 15 web principles
November 11, 2014

Joining a new project - monitoring airstrikes against IS
November 5, 2014

Naming the Dead - how we built the viz
November 3, 2014

Trip to New York Computation + Journalism Symposium
October 30, 2014

Monitor UK MPs deleted tweets
October 10, 2014

Long read - Who is taking care of protecting your privacy?
October 1, 2014

My Contributoria proposal has been funded!
August 31, 2014

Who's taking care of protecting your privacy?
August 11, 2014

Building a datastringer
August 1, 2014

How a currency made the internet a better place
July 9, 2014

Dataviz art - or WTF
July 8, 2014

Going jekyll
July 7, 2014

Responsive videos made easy
June 19, 2014

News nerds take on the European elections
June 17, 2014

The datajournalists' toolbox
June 11, 2014

Surfacing important news for a company with Yahoo Finance API and d3.js (part 2)
May 21, 2014

Surfacing important news for a company with Yahoo Finance API and d3.js (part 1)
May 8, 2014

Draw simple maps with no effort with d3.js and datamaps.js
April 24, 2014

DDJ project: migrations in Europe
February 10, 2014

New Magnum photo membership scheme against piracy
November 25, 2013

Do journalists need to learn command line?
November 9, 2013

The Internet Archive moves towards more security for readers
November 5, 2013