Nick Doiron2012 Fellow

Nick Doiron is a developer focusing on web maps, interactive media, and environmental sensors. Nick has developed and taught open source programs with One Laptop per Child in Uganda, Uruguay, and Haiti. Working with open data, he has produced innovative maps for the Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team in Port-au-Prince, the Cherokee Nation, the City of Pittsburgh, a water research group at Carnegie Mellon University, and a Mongolian offroad travel agency. He was recently a GIS intern at Esri’s Applications Prototype Lab and a student in the Knight-Mozilla News Learning Lab.

Posts by Nick

Thanks Macon. Thanks Amanda.

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It’s time to say thanks to the dedicated public servants that helped our Fellows navigate City Hall and champion our mission. And to the Cities that opened their doors, their minds, and their databases to the 2012 Fellows. I heard …

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Demolition hotspots and smarter data

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SF Chipotle Choice Map

One thing that stands out about San Francisco is its neighborhoods. Months after moving to the city, I still hear of new neighborhoods and their specialties. There are some projects for digital maps that make sense of fuzzy neighborhood boundaries …

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Making Open Data Allies in Macon

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Lynmore Estates Map

Last week, I partnered with two neighborhood groups to hold a Conversation on Technology. At Mercer University’s brand-new Center for Collaborative Journalism, 20-25 students and community members gathered for an early look at our projects. Before the event, I also met …

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Where’s My Broadband?

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Since 2011, federal agencies have surveyed Americans’ access to broadband on BroadbandMap.gov. In addition to visualizations on their website, you can download shapefiles for each state. When I first searched for Macon (my CfA partner city), I saw that most …

Your City’s “Open” Sign

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What’s the best way for cities to signal that they’re the place for technology startups to set up shop? Cities are making bold moves this year: This year New York City began developing a new applied sciences campus. This month, Chattanooga launched …

Coders encounter the great outdoors

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Golden Gate Bridge faintly seen across the San Francisco bay through the fog

Before a line of code was written, a wireframe was sketched, or a GitHub repo was created, the first Friday at Code for America began with us away from our computers and traveling out of San Francisco to the Marin Headlands. With the …