About


Hello. My name is Joey Lee. I'm a creative technologist and software developer based in Brooklyn, New York (currently working remotely from Seattle 🌧️).

I am currently a software engineer at The New York Times. I work 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 work 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. So far during my tenure I've had the opportunity to work 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.

My current interests and attention are focused on data journalism and news development.


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 organziations 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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