Alan Palazzolo is an open-source engineer focused on making journalism more visual, interactive, and data-driven through technology. He has spent the last few years working on the data team at MinnPost creating interactive pieces and building reusable, open-source tools and projects. Prior to MinnPost, Alan was an inaugural Code for America fellow and an early participant in the growing field of civic technology.
Before journalism and civic technology, Alan focused on non-profit work with the open-source content platform, Drupal. He is a leader in his fields and has given presentations around the world on subjects from visualization to coding standards to hardware. He believes that community is a major factor in creating successful technology. To that end, Alan has founded and supported a number of online and local, in-person communities on civic tech, open source, hardware recycling, and data visualization.