Support a data scientist

I am an individual researcher working on visualizing data that impacts American society. By contributing to my projects, you are telling me which topics are the most worthy of continued development, and helping me pay for server/bandwidth costs.

Please contact me if you would like to make a custom contribution, or fund a new project.

Projects

PPP explorer website

A searchable viewer for the Payroll Protection Program.

Goal: Create visualizations for PPP loans that allow anyone to see how benefits were distributed.

$0 raised $5k goal
  • Server and bandwidth costs are approximately $250 / month.
    This includes full indexing of all PPP loans, and bandwidth/storage costs for data used in visualizations.

Parler website

A searchable snapshot of the Parler social network before it was deplatformed by its technology providers after the Capitol riots.

Goal: Build a large open dataset for studying alt-right discourse, disinformation, and the real-world effects of social networking, and provide an interface for the general public to independently examine its content.

$1.4k raised $25k goal
  • Server and bandwidth costs are approximately $1,000 - $2,500 / month depending on traffic.
    This includes multiple large-memory instances on Amazon EC2, bandwidth/storage costs for images and videos, and reserved read capacity for DynamoDB.