I'm Joe Fox, a journalist and developer at the Los Angeles Times. Below are examples of my work. Follow me on Twitter.
January 23, 2018The Thomas fire: 40 days of devastation
December 6, 2017Before and after: Where the Thomas fire destroyed buildings in Ventura
November 2, 2017Despite a record number of strikeouts, Dodgers’ pitchers fell short
October 13, 2017Why the 2017 fire season has been one of California’s worst
February 8, 2017A week in the life of P‑22, the big cat who shares Griffith Park with millions of people
November 10, 2016Did your neighborhood vote to _____________?
October 30, 2016A web of campaign contributors
July 11, 2016Pitch by pitch: How Clayton Kershaw dominates hitters
April 14, 2016Every shot Kobe Bryant ever took. All 30,699 of them
February 25, 2016When would it be without leap years?
February 2, 2016L.A. Rams throwback throw down
I maintain a small collection of Twitter bots that I created as programming challenges.
- @burritopatents: creates burrito-related patent names
- @sombrerowatch: alerts followers when baseball players achieve the ultimate failure — a golden sombero (four strikeouts in one game)
- @andromedabot: posts a small portion of the largest image taken by the Hubble space telescope
- @colorschemez: creates new, mostly ugly color combinations with stupid names