Posts By Charlie Weems:


It’s not every day that you get up from your desk, walk out of your office, and travel 8,353 miles to check in on a project. But in October that’s exactly what Delanie, Emily, and I did when we went to visit Malaria Consortium in Uganda.

As we walked out the office in Washington D.C., I started a timer on my phone to see what the door-to-door …



A few weeks ago I touched on how you might use APIs to access data for visualizations. The response was great, but it definitely wasn’t lost on me that there’s a steep learning curve associated with getting started on using an API. Fortunately, you don’t necessarily need to be a programmer in order to make use of some great API combinations.

As a quick …



Have you ever wondered how visualizations like the One Million Tweet Map are able to stay continuously up to date? Or have you wished you knew how to access data from The World Bank’s Open Data project or Data.gov? If so, then you might want to dive into learning about APIs.

In the run-up to TC311: Technology for Data …



Taking the  2014 annual report from the U.S. Government’s largest food security initiative and condensing it into an engaging 3-minute video is no easy task. But that’s exactly what the creative team at TechChange did when it partnered with Feed the Future last month. In just four weeks, TechChange worked with Feed the Future to develop the script, storyboard, narration and artwork that culminate in the video below:



Have you ever wanted to learn how to create your own time-lapse video? Learn how the TechChange creative team did it for documenting the production of the new TechChange office mural here in this step-by-step guide.



As Syria’s civil war draws close to its third anniversary, actionable data for foreign aid workers remains scarce. Although the conflict has seen the birth of civilian reporting agencies (warning, graphic content) which have uploaded more YouTube videos than CBS News, CNN, Fox News, ABC News and the Associated Press combined, basic questions about where humanitarian aid is most needed and which delivery routes are safest remain …