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Adrian Holovaty – Being smart about your data

A presentation given at Web Directions South, Sydney Australia, September 28 2007.

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Session description

The Web is full of information that is presented inefficiently – both for machines and for humans. Adrian Holovaty shares philosophies and strategies for efficient data collection and information design, drawing from his experiences at data-heavy news sites (lawrence.com, washingtonpost.com) and side projects such as chicagocrime.org.

About Adrian Holovaty

http://www.holovaty.com/

Adrian Holovaty PortraitAdrian Holovaty, a Web developer/journalist, is founder of EveryBlock, a local information startup in Chicago. He has worked as a programmer/journalist at washingtonpost.com and a number of other American newspaper Web sites. Just as newspaper reporters write articles and TV journalists shoot video, Adrian writes journalism Web apps.

Cocreator and lead developer of the popular Django Web framework, Adrian enjoys contributing to open-source projects, making information accessible for the public good and reverse-engineering things. His All Music Guide fixer was the inspiration for Greasemonkey, and his site chicagocrime.org was one of the original Google Maps hacks.

He lives in Chicago and at Holovaty.com.

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