Steven's Blog

Posts by Steven Barash


January 28, 2019

Hi, I’m Steven. I'm a Junior studying Information Science and minoring in Computer Science at Pitt. The majority of my technology experience is within web development, whether it’s ... [Read More]

Statement for Pittsburgh Dataset Project

January 30, 2019

When I started to look through WPRDC’s collection of Pittsburgh datasets I was overwhelmed by the sheer number of possible datasets to work with. Every single one seemed to have a promising s ... [Read More]

Update 1: Proposal and Curriculum

February 08, 2019

I am interested in building upon my existing web development skills, primarily in the areas of design, web applications, as well as data visualizations. Within these 3 categories I have narrowed do ... [Read More]

Update 2

February 15, 2019

1. What was your initial project focus? How have you revised it so far? Provide examples pertaining to narrowed the scope of your project and added specificity. 


My ... [Read More]

Update 3

February 22, 2019

Over the past twenty hours of deliberate practice I have learned a great deal of new skills that will be invaluable not only towards my exploration of data-driven journalism through this course but ... [Read More]

Update 4: Final Update

February 26, 2019

This week, I had the opportunity to consolidate each skill that I have learned over the past week into a single project and built my website for this project entirely using React.JS. I am quite pro ... [Read More]

Data Dugongs Team Project Reflection

April 19, 2019

            At the beginning of this assignment we started off by scouring the internet for datasets of movies that were based on books that i ... [Read More]



April 24, 2019

Choose: An example of how you made a choice related to visualization type

For the Pittsburgh Dataset project, I chose to use a map to visualize my data, as it was ve ... [Read More]