Hi there! I’m a San Francisco native who returned home after living in Milan and Florence, Italy. This site has been a place for to me focus on whatever interests me most – these days that’s data journalism and maps. (As a person used to living in seismic territory, I’m also working on an emergency maps project with my local Neighborhood Emergency Response team.)
An open source proponent since more or less forever, I’m the editor for Superuser, the community publication of the OpenStack Foundation. Previously, I was managing editor at the International Journalists’ Network (IJNet), a nonprofit that keeps reporters up to date on tech tools and training opportunities in seven languages. As part of the merry crew at Cult of Mac, I reported on all things Apple from Cupertino as well as through trips to China and Brazil. There I launched an weekly iPad edition of the website and served as editor.
As a freelancer, I’ve worked for the Economist.com, Wired News, the New York Times, The Wall Street Journal Europe, BBC2, Newsweek, Discovery Channel and the Italian-language editions of Linux Magazine, Wired and Vanity Fair. While visiting the world’s only plant intelligence lab and voting in the first online Democratic primary I also picked up video, photo and web skills.