How data and transparency can restore trust in journalism: a speech to the Concordia Library Research Forum

This is the text of the keynote speech I delivered at the 2018 Concordia Library Research Forum. It has been edited slightly. Thank you for this lovely opportunity to be among you this morning. I feel especially honoured to deliver this keynote because I believe librarians and journalists share a special kinship because our jobs […]

How to survive the desert of despair in your code-learning journey

A lot of ink has been devoted lately on reality checks for new self-taught coders. Here are two prominent posts: TechCrunch: Don’t Believe Anyone Who Tells You Learning To Code Is Easy Viking Code School Blog:  Why Learning to Code is So Damn Hard These posts are reactions to the wealth of beginner courses on coding, some which promise […]