Live-Recording at decoded - conference for code and design. Held on 15th October 2011 at Freiheizhalle Munich (Germany)

Jer Thorp: New York, New York

In this presentation, Jer dives deep into two large-scale projects he has worked on over the last year in New York City. First, he talked about Project Cascade, a real-time analytic tool built to examine how New York Times content is shared through Twitter. Second, he discussed his work designing a name arrangement algorithm for the 9/11 Memorial in Manhattan. He walked through collaborative processes, admit to a series of spectacular failures and ultimately show how custom software tools can be made to solve extraordinary problems.

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