I was one of the first fellows to start the fellowship (January 2012 at BBC News Specials in London) and by that the first to have to wonder what to do after it ended.
Couple of months after it ended I wrote some thoughts here: “The Perplex & Other Stories” on the fellowship and where I landed for most of the 2013.
To continue the story, I spent 10 months (just like the fellowship) in 2013 contracting for Information Architects in Zurich, working on crazy things I cannot disclose… let’s just say dashboards, maps and a lot of prototyping, including toying with hardware sensors and doing experiments with LeapMotion, Kinect and Oculus Rift.
After that I joined two of my 2012 fellow fellows Mark Boas and Dan Schultz on the Hyperaudio project, working towards an alpha version by Mozfest London 2013. A private beta came later by end of January (I was coding from hackerbeach.org).
In November 2013, with Mark and Nicola Hughes (another 2012 fellow fellow), we flew to Qatar and ran a one week data journalism course at Al Jazeera Training Centre.
Then this year, after the Hyperaudio private beta, I joined for 3 months as freelancer on-site, the Al Jazeera English’s interactive team in Doha, Qatar.
Within the Al Jazeera English interactive team, I worked with my new colleagues on maps, timelines, video walls and long-forms.
Back from Qatar, I’ve been in another Hyperaudio sprint, refactored the API, changed servers (that happened today), and we’re almost public beta.
Starting next month, I’ll be involved in bigger Al Jazeera project for 3 months, with Mark Boas and the amazing AJ English’s interactive team.