Pretty Money


PRETTY MONEY: Pretty Money and the CA Superintendent Race

My Pretty Money tool has gone through several different transformations depending on where it lived. For EdSource, we ultimately decided for a more streamlined version that focused more on the outside money flooding into the race rather than the money the candidate’s themselves were raising. This largely had to do with how much outside money […]

PRETTY MONEY: Santa Rosa Press-Democrat uses Pretty Money app

Very exciting to see a another local┬ápublication use the Pretty Money tool. The staff I worked with at the Santa Rosa Press-Democrat were really excited to get an opportunity to use the app. It was the first roll out of version 2 for the app, so I was nervous of the potential bugs and what-not. […]

PRETTY MONEY: Lost Coast Outpost Uses Pretty Money App!!

You may have already seen the data-driven app I built to visualize the money behind the Oakland races this year that I’m calling “Pretty Money.” However, my ultimate goal with the app is to open source it so other reporters in California who don’t have big data teams to build these kinds of visualizations an […]

Early Adopters: An Analysis of the 2013 Oakland Mayoral Money Hustle

Also published in the East Bay Express If money given to candidates is an indication of how important the 2014 Oakland mayoral race is going to be, then this election is gearing up to be a serious clash of perspectives in how to tackle Oakland’s biggest issues. Check out my data-driven web app showing the […]