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Jason Norwood-Young
Jason Norwood-Young

If there’s a positive to the Coronavirus, it’s made conference attendance equitable. The most important open data conference on the annual calendar, csv,conf, went virtual this year, and apart from the difficulties in scheduling it at a decent time for everyone, it went pretty damn smoothly. I’m still getting through the talks I want(ed) to see, but if you’re looking for just one, Sisi Wei from OpenNews’ talk on data journalism (and unions) is a good bet. (And can I just give a shout-out to portrait-formatted slides — the format of the future!)

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Jason Norwood-Young
  • Journalist, developer, community builder, newsletter creator and international man of mystery, Jason was one of the first South Africans to really grasp the importance of data in the newsroom and has remained one step ahead of the trends in the field all the way. Even Naked Data was conceived before email newsletters were cool again. But what does that tell you about the measure of the man? Nothing, that's what. He hides the superman CV behind a truly mild-mannered and overly modest persona and is best described as "one of the nicest guys in the business". When he's angry, it is righteously so, and his anger always wears velvet mittens. The true signs of his genius include the ability to create multilingual puns on demand (witness the alternative Naked Data strap "Putting the heita in to data") and the fact that he offered me a job. (AO)

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