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.
Alan Palazzolo appears in the following:
Thursday, September 29, 2016
Every 15 minutes, WNYC's recorded the heat index inside about 30 homes in Harlem. And we turned each temperature into a musical note to play what the heat in Harlem sounds like.
Thursday, July 28, 2016
Almost 90 percent of New Yorkers have air conditioning in their homes, but less than half of public housing apartments do. And those units don't cool down, even overnight.
Wednesday, February 10, 2016
What we learned through a week of experimenting with information overload interventions.
Tuesday, November 24, 2015
In some New York City neighborhoods, more than half of eligible home construction projects are underway. In others, it's as few as 10 percent.
Tuesday, November 10, 2015
Low ridership and high crime led the city's transit system to close dozens of subway entrances decades ago. But those decisions are causing problems now.
Tuesday, September 29, 2015
Finding a Citi Bike dock in the morning, or finding a free bike in the evening, is proving increasingly difficult in several Manhattan neighborhoods.
Tuesday, September 22, 2015
When Pope Francis comes to town this week, getting around above ground will be tricky. Here's a map of the street closures scheduled for the papal visit and the U.N. General Assembly.
Monday, September 14, 2015
A freedom of information request resulted in 2,684 records for illegal hotel inspections in New York City, and some of what turned up is pretty weird. Here's what we've learned.
Tuesday, September 01, 2015
WNYC's Data News Team looked at how much park space New Yorkers are sharing, and found that it varies quite a bit depending on where you live.
Tuesday, June 09, 2015
One day our maps will change and update in real time thanks to an open-source mapping tool.