Harlo Holmes

Harlo Holmes is a mobile and web developer who loves solving all the puzzles new media presents. She is a Research Fellow at the Guardian Project and the Lead Developer of the ObscuraCam and InformaCam applications, the latter of which just received the prestigious Knight Foundation’s News Challenge Award. Harlo investigates topics in digital media steganography, metadata, and the standards surrounding technology in the social sciences. She is an expert in mobile security and trains journalists, human rights workers and other do-gooders around the world.

Panel: Data + Journalism

- What is data journalism?

- How is data being applied in different types of journalism, including visualization, investigation, drones, hardware - and other areas?

- Where do you get inspiration from? How do you apply that to your journalism?

- How is a general audience responding to data journalism?

- What techniques do data journalists use to make their work comprehensible and bring their audience along with them, in what sometimes is a specialized area?

- How do you avoid over-complicating or over-simplifying things?

- Who do you design/report for?

- How do you pull out data from stories for your audience?

- What are some of the boundaries/constraints in journalism, where you have to get creative with data?

Session: I Will Find My People Everywhere

From SEO to doxxing; from SIGINT to self-care; a glimpse into the research behind tribe-finding.

Cribbing a few plays from the SEO handbook, industry giants, and the security community, how should we address the myriad ways cookies, third-party ad networks, and data retention policies shape how user-generated data and content is granulized, commoditized, and traded?