Welcome! I'm starting a blog.
This will be a space for data-competent insights into Philadelphia, especially its politics and elections.
I'll shoot for weekly posts (we'll see..). This means posts won't be comprehensive takes, but quick hits with a calculation, a map, an idea. As we explore the space, I'll try to write longer, comprehensive takes when wrapping a bow on an idea seems appropriate. But for the most part weekly posts will be a few paragraphs, with a map or plot.
If you have any ideas for posts or questions, please (*please*) don't hesitate to reach out.
About Me (Jonathan Tannen)
I'm a lifelong West Philadelphian with a Ph.D. in Urban Policy. Politics specifically is a hobby of mine, not an expertise. Where I do have expertise is in downloading datasets and figuring out what's going on. I enjoy the work of trying to tell those stories through language and visualizations. Ergo, sixtysixwards.com.
About the Analysis
This blog will only use openly-available data. Because this depends so much on the hard, open work of others, I will make all of my scripts available upon request. I'll set up a github repository some day, but until then, shoot me an email if you'd like any of the resources.
Thoughts? Feedback? Requests? Contact me at email@example.com
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