Andrew Ba Tran

Andrew Tran is a data editor for TrendCT.org at The Connecticut Mirror. Previously, he was a data producer for The Boston Globe Data Desk.

I get data (sometimes from FOIA requests and sometimes from scraping). I clean and analyze it, write stories with it and sometimes I visualize it or figure out ways to let others explore it.

I'm active at local data-related workshops, meetups, and hackathons. Sometimes I play around with Twitter bots (or write about them when I spot them doing something interesting out in the wild).

Pretty much I like making fun quirky stuff for news sites. Sometimes, I go biking.

Projects

June 2015

Employment in Connecticut: The long-term trend in 10 business sectors

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June 2015

Dunkin’ Donuts owns name rights to Hartford ball park, already owns New England

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#maps
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May 2015

The 10 most-sentenced crimes in Connecticut federal court

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April 2015

Unlike in the cities, more police doesn’t mean less crime in suburbs

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March 2015

How people die in Hartford: Minorities live 17 fewer years than whites

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March 2015

The most popular meet-up groups in Connecticut cities

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January 2015

How much did the I-93 protests hinder traffic?

#story
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January 2015

Social media analysis of the opposition to the Boston Olympics

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December 2014

Top places to work for young people in Boston

#story
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December 2014

How predictive are city film critics groups awards of the Oscars?

#story
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November 2014

Mass. Pike traffic trends before Thanksgiving

#data
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November 2014

US asked to block cannabis clinics near Mass. schools

#data
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November 2014

Timelapse of results for Massachusetts gubernatorial race

#charts
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#multimedia
November 2014

Running for Massachusetts governor: where candidates stand on issues

#data
#tables
October 2014

Where all the dentists in Massachusetts live

#data
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October 2014

How much more will city councilors earn than those they represent?

#story
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October 2014

How much worse is Turnpike traffic thanks to construction?

#story
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September 2014

2014 MCAS Score Results

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September 2014

Diversity in ranks limited in Massachusetts police that need it most

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August 2014

Starbucks vs. Dunkin Donuts

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August 2014

Social media play key role in Market Basket saga

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August 2014

The pull of Revere's shoreline

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July 2014

Where trucks crash on Storrow and Memorial drives

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July 2014

City employees flaunt residency rules, live outside of Boston

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July 2014

Map: The average cost for child care by state

#data
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June 2014

Mayor of Boston's hires have been mostly white males

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June 2014

Squishify - Knight-Mozilla-MIT Hack Day

#hackaton
May 2014

How the P.K. Subban tweets became a digital wildfire

#story
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April 2014

A selfie at every Boston Marathon mile marker

#multimedia
March 2014

Next door: city comparison

#data
#tables
October 2013

People of Red Sox Nation and Cardinal Way

#multimedia
October 2013

Game: Match the Red Sox player with the beards at the MFA

#multimedia
October 2013

Dreamschool Finder

#story
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#multimedia
September 2013

Boston Move-in Week

#story
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#multimedia
June 2013

Coffee Week

#story
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#multimedia
April 2013

Dreamtown Finder

#story
#data
#tables

About me

I'm Andrew Tran, a data editor for TrendCT.org at The Connecticut Mirror who wears many hats in the newsroom. I like projects. It started out with a few offbeat data-driven projects on Boston.com that an unofficial team of us put together while juggling our normal jobs with different departments (A couple online producers, a data reporter, a news developer). In 2014, our bosses made us official by switching us over to BostonGlobe.com and calling us a data team. We've even got our own vertical and twitter account. In the spring of 2015, I became a data editor at The Connecticut Mirror. Read my resume.