Data Vis Spotlight: Maps

This post first appeared in Kontinentalist’s newsletter, Notes from the Equator. Kontinentalist, a Potato company, monitors Asia’s latest developments and uses maps to tell compelling stories. A map is one of the data visualisations that needs no introduction. Maps have existed for a long time, and they are now integrated into our daily lives in […]

Coding a Kontinentalist Story

In my eight months of working with Kontinentalist as a front-end web developer, I’ve worked on five hard-coded stories and a handful of auxiliary data vis for other normal scroll stories. This roughly equates to one and a half months of work to produce a hard-coded story from conception to end. For that reason, I’ve […]

How I write data-driven stories

I’ve been a writer for almost two years now at Kontinentalist, a data-driven editorial studio in Singapore. In that time, I’ve interviewed my fair share of prospective interns, writers, and editors. Almost always, when asked why they’re interested in the position, our interviewees answer something along the lines of, “to learn how Kontinentalist merges data […]

Introducing CaseStudy

Through our pilot and longest running project ‘Digi-Eskwela’, we managed to understand several problems that the staff on the ground faced. The first being transportation – the Tiwala teachers commuted between locations with items such as mobile routers, projectors, a laptop and up to 20 tablets being carried in a single backpack. Bulking up in […]

Tech for Good Hackathon

Members of various companies within Potato Productions came together to participate in The Codette Project’s Tech for Good Hackathon. The Codette Project aims to provide minority women resources and access to careers in tech, and runs the only women’s hackathon in Singapore. Working in different roles across Potato Productions and having never worked together as […]

The Patatas Shares Journey

In July, The Patatas visited their partner, Tiwala Kids and Communities, in the Philippines. There, they conducted a CaseStudy training session for the teachers and met up with the Regional Director of the Department of Education for the Bicol region in the Philippines. Thanks to the traction The Patatas’ initiatives have garnered in schools, the […]