The Art of Writing Automatic Tweets

I’m a coder, by which I mean, I like solving problems with code. The more elegant the code, the better. Being also trained in the humanities, I have a aesthetic sensibility, particularly around language. Having wanted to write a Twitter bot for a while, I finally took the time to deploy one (you can see it […]

My First Twitter Bot

Inspired by the legion of Twitter bots created by Allison Parish to disseminate all kinds of lovely linguistic mayhem, I decided to build my own bot. While I love what she’s put together (my personal favorites are The Ephemerides and Deep Question Bot), I knew that generating text algorithmically wouldn’t be my thing. I’d played with Citibike […]

Updating Demographics Around 7-11 Stores in Manhattan

Note: This is part of an infrequent series of posts I’m doing on Census Bureau Demographic Data for Developers based on my experience creating a database of Census Data as part of my summer internship at Patch.com.   Tomorrow, I’ll be presenting my Demographics Around 7-11 Stores in Manhattan for LocationTech NYC in a 5 minute Ignite-style talk.  I’ve been […]