Dan Nguyen


Dan Nguyen

Dan Nguyen is a news application developer at ProPublica. He was lead developer on several of ProPublica's most complex news applications, including the Bailout Tracker and (Stimulus) Recovery Tracker. For the Dollars for Docs project, Nguyen developed software to collect the drug company payment records and cross-reference them against physician names in federal and state databases. He also developed the publicly searchable database for the payment records and wrote a series of guides to teach his data-gathering techniques to other journalists and researchers.

Previously, Dan worked as a reporter, Web developer and multimedia producer for the Sacramento Bee and sacbee.com. His work on multimedia projects won awards from Editor and Publisher and the National Council on Crime and Delinquency.

Dan has just published The Bastards Book of Ruby on programming.


IJF 2012

Dan Nguyen will speak at the following events:

17:00 - 18:30  thursday 26 april 2012
Hotel Sangallo
Scraping data & cracking PDFs
09:00 - 10:30  friday 27 april 2012
Hotel Brufani - Sala Raffaello
How can data journalism save your newsroom?
18:00 - 19:30  friday 27 april 2012
Hotel Sangallo
Making data pretty
09:30 - 11:00  saturday 28 april 2012
Hotel Brufani - Sala Raffaello
You too can be a data journalist!
14:00 - 15:30  saturday 28 april 2012
Sala dei Notari
From bits to Pulitzer: when journalism in the public interest scores a scoop
19:00 - 21:00  saturday 28 april 2012
Hotel Brufani - Sala Priori
Hacks & Hackers Italy: here we go!
16:30 - 18:00  sunday 29 april 2012
Hotel Brufani - Sala Raffaello
The future of news: education

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