Hello. My name is Joey Lee. I am currently a Graphics/Multimedia Editor on the Weather Data Team at The New York Times. I work with a team of fellow journalist/coders, editors, and reporters to gather and process data and to produce charts, maps, and graphics to report on stories related to weather.

I work from New York City 🗽 and Seattle, Washington 🌦️.

Prior to my current role as a Graphics Editor, I spent nearly 4 years as a software developer at the the New York Times. I worked together with a talented team of product designers and managers, software engineers, and newsroom developers and editors to build tools that help journalists bring their reporting to the public. Specifically, I worked on features that help New York Times readers access the breadth and depth of NYT coverage through personalization, messaging (email & newsletters), and static and interactive web experiences. During my tenure I worked with folks across the organization to help cover news on the Coronavirus, extreme weather, sports (e.g. Olympics and the World Cup), and elections, to name a few.

Prior to the Times, I was based at New York University's Interactive Telecommunications Program where I taught classes on data tracking, visualization and mapping and where I helped develop and maintain ml5.js, an opensource javascript library designed to support creative applications of machine learning in the browser.

My interests in geography and mapping, cities and data, and software and media art and design have lead me to work internationally in various roles focused on open source and fullstack software development, digital cartography, data analysis, and product and user experience design. Some notable organizations I've worked with include: Daimler AG / Mercedes Benz (moovel/moovel Lab → Move Lab, Car2Go), The Mozilla Foundation, Google Creative Lab, Penguin Random House, Kickstarter, The Coding Train, Transworld Media, MIT, UBC, UCLA, University of Freiburg, and The World Bank.

My background is in Geography, specifically in Urban Climatology and Environmental Micrometerology, GIS, and Cartography. I studied Geography (MSc, BA) and did my graduate work in urban micrometeorology focused on CO2 emissions modelling and mapping.

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