I’m a software engineer, designer, and manager specializing in data visualizations, data processing, and the web.
By day I am the Engineering Manager at Freedom of the Press Foundation for the web and Dangerzone teams. I oversee two small teams of developers maintaining a set of projects at the intersection of digital security, privacy, and press freedom. Among these are the U.S. Press Freedom Tracker, a comprehensive database of press freedom violations in the United States, and Dangerzone, a tool for converting potentially unsafe documents to safe PDFs.
I occasionally take side jobs, but because I have a full-time job, friends, partners, hobbies, and generally limited free time, I tend to be picky about the work I take on. The following qualities make a job a good fit for me:
- It involves data cleaning, visualization, or analysis. (You wouldn’t think busy work like data cleaning would make the cut, but I find it to be satisfying.)
- It is a one-off project without the expectation of long-term maintenance from me. I will happily provide thorough documentation for others to maintain it.
- It is something that contributes to the public good in a high-impact way.
- It has a minimum budget of $1,000. If it is any amount of complex the budget is larger than that.
If you think you have a job that fits some or all of those criteria, please get in touch: firstname.lastname@example.org.