Hello! I'm a freelance full-stack web developer, specialising in data analysis and data visualisation.
I help clients turn complex data into useful websites and interesting stories.
Work with me: freelancing (at) anna.ps
I decided it was too hard to work out your dress size in different shops. So I built an interactive visualisation to make it easier.
It was featured in the
Wall Street Journal,
BBC television and many other places.
I put the Domesday Book online, for free, for the first time. (If you go to the National Archives site, you have to pay to see it!)
The amazing Professor John Palmer made the data open. The British Museum uses my API, and the site has >100,000 unique visitors a year.
Inspired by the classic Baby Name Voyager visualisation,
I made a tool to search baby name trends in England.
It was featured in the Guardian,
Sun, and on BBC Radio 4's Today programme.
I was interested in how some friends thought about their lives in terms of football history, so I visualised 20 years of the Premiership.
It helped me understand football a bit better! And it got a mention from the legendary Edward Tufte.
I wondered how travel time to London affected house prices. So I calculated it for UK stations
and graphed the commuter zone visually.
Search it to see your nearest station, or find out more about it from Nestoria or Kasabi.
I got frustrated by not being able to find the kind of shoes I wanted online. So I built a search engine for shoes.
You can use it to search more than 20 UK stores, from Anthropologie to Zara.
Back when Android was brand new, I decided what it really needed was a notebook app with 18th-century fonts.
More than 300,000 people downloaded the app, before I retired it in 2012. They gave it an average rating of 4.3 stars.
I used to be a volunteer at democracy charity mySociety, and I wrote an Android app for the award-winning FixMyStreet.
It made it easy to report problems in your street. An open-source project, it was used as the basis for versions around the world.
Funnel plots are a great way to show uncertainty visually. At an NHS Hack Day, I built a simple tool to turn spreadsheets into funnel plots.
It needs more work! The code is MIT licensed and available on GitHub.
As a freelancer, I've worked with large companies, non-profits, government and startups.
Corporate clients include Marks & Spencer,
RAND, Morgan Stanley, and Channel 4.
Startup clients include Axon Active,
IntelliSense, and ScraperWiki.
Non-profit clients include the
Open Knowledge Foundation, Government Digital Service and Oxford University.
I did a BA in English and MPhil in computer science at Cambridge.
After that I worked in the City of London, then became a full-time web developer.
Full CV on LinkedIn.
Past talks: include 11 Things You Didn't Know About D3 at both
OxfordJS and LondonJS in October 2013. Another talk about D3.js at
GOTO Aarhus in October 2013.
D3: Journey to the Source at the London D3 User Group in March 2013. D3: Data-Driven Delight at Front-End London in January 2013. Ten Things I've Learned about DataViz (pdf) at Hacks and Hackers London in July 2012. Opening up Domesday Book (pdf) at Wikimedia UK Annual Conference in May 2012.
I'm based in
Find me on GitHub,
Or read my blog.
Hire me: freelancing (at) anna.ps