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Parima's two week sprint
Welcome Parima! It’s not often we have high school interns, but Parima was an exception. She learned about us through Girls Who Code after a visit last summer. Over the past two weeks she has been on turbo learning a lot about visualization, information design, and web programming. She even made a pull request fixing a bug in the No Ceilings dataset. It was a pleasure having her. Read more about Parima in her own words.
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Let's Hear it for the Girls!
Alas, we've released another episode of our podcast, Especially Big Data. The episode, Let's Hear it for the Girls, dives into the many factors contributing to the dearth of women in tech-- most of which are not captured in numbers.
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Girls Who Code!
This year, Fathom celebrated Pi Approximation Day one of the best ways we know how-- by sharing our love of coding and technology with a visiting Girls Who Code group!
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Busted in Numbers
Last week we launched a project with ProPublica that investigated the hundreds of innocent people in Houston, Texas, who have been wrongfully convicted for drug crimes since 2003. You can gain some background on the piece, "Busted," in Elaine's recent blog post. Like most of our projects, though, much of the story lives in the details.
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A New Beginning
Fathom got started on one floor with just two people and two desks. Eventually our team grew and added a second floor, which became our official conference room. As we continued to grow in numbers, we also continued to explore other interests, often peripherally related to design, development, and analysis. Six years passed, and we realized we were using our conference room simultaneously as a classroom, workshop space, poster shop, 3D printing studio, kitchen, and living room. We knew it was time for a move.
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