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ABOUT ME

Dwight is one of the best technical consultants we've ever hired. He understood our expectations immediately and then exceeded all of them.


- Olga Raskin, principal analyst, The Research Board (former supervisor at Novetta)

Dwight is one of the best technical consultants we've ever hired. He understood our expectations immediately and then exceeded all of them.


- Olga Raskin, principal analyst, The Research Board

I can unreservedly recommend Dwight for just about any job he applies for - he makes sure he can deliver whatever is needed, and then delivers more.


- Amy Vernon, director of audience engagement, The Daily Dot

Dwight has been an invaluable resource. Not only did he bring my website idea to life but he is constantly looking for ways to optimize the site for better results.


- Shannon T. Bowers, marketing executive

Dwight is constantly educating himself on various programming languages and staying up to date on the latest trends. Anyone employing his services will get a job well done.


- James Kwasnik, digital consumer analyst, HealthSparq

Dwight can ferret out the data, analyze it and build the most engaging platform on which to display it. Any professional team would flourish with him as a member.


- Kathy Moore, executive editor, The 74 Media

Dwight is able to turn spreadsheet numbers into a compelling narrative. He's conscientious, supportive of his colleagues and always learning.


- Anjanette Delgado, audience analyst, The Journal News

Dwight is a meticulous data-driven journalist who not only pays attention to the fine details of data, but also sees the big picture of a news story.


- Gayle Williams, community executive, American Cancer Society

Dwight continues to conjure up unique, must-read experiences. He also knows how to use the human voice so the reader isn't lost in a blizzard of numbers.


- Herb Pinder, watchdog coach, Asbury Park Press

Dwight is a keen, analytical thinker. He has an uncanny ability to crunch numbers and break down complicated concepts for the average reader because he's also a gifted writer.


- John Alcott, group managing editor, Hearst Connecticut Newspapers

SKILLS


Data/Research

MySQL, Excel, Access, ArcGIS

Data analysis, database management

Quantitative & Qualitative Research

Data Visualization & Dashboards

Industry & Market Research

Literature Reviews

Web development

PHP, WAMP, MAMP

HTML, CSS, Bootstrap

Certified ScrumMaster

Google Maps API

Google Charts API

Tableau, interactive graphics


Familiar with: Analytics (Adobe, Google, and Chartbeat), Java, Javascript, jQuery, Angular, git, SEO, OOP and MVC programming, Linux

PROJECTS

WEBSITES

I create websites and web apps using a variety of tools, including Bootstrap, Javascript, PHP, MySQL, Google Maps API and Google Chart API, among others. Select an image for more details.

WEBSITES

ScholarTech Academy

Freelance work. Designed and built website for a new daycare/learning center in Brooklyn.

Work includes: Graphic design, content research, Bootstrap, Javascript, Google Chart API, Wordpress

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Shannon T. Bowers Marketing

Responsive website for boutique marketing company.

Work includes: Interface design, PHP, MySQL, Bootstrap, Javascript

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DWI Dashboard

Responsive, searchable, interactive dashboard and database of DWI arrests.

Work includes: Interface design, PHP, MySQL, Bootstrap, Javascript, Google Charts API

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NY Pensions Database

Responsive, searchable database of 383,583 NY pension recipients

Work includes: Interface design, PHP, MySQL, Bootstrap, Javascript

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#lohudvotes

Revamped lohud.com's election guide to add new features and responsiveness. Boosted traffic nearly 400 percent.

Work includes: Interface and database design, Bootstrap, Javascript, MySQL, PHP, Bootstrap and Javascript

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I also built this interactive, responsive results page for the election guide. The mobile-friendly layout - which includes link-activated modal windows to pull additional race results from the database - increased visitor retention.

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Searchable charities database

Responsive, searchable database of charities

Work includes: Interface design, Bootstrap, Javascript

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WEB APPS AND MAPS

Some responsive interactives I made using Tableau, Fusion Tables, Google Charts API and Google Maps API. Select an image to launch. Wondering how to make Tableau responsive? Read my blog post here.


School security: A rash of shootings prompted many school districts to sharply increase spending on security.

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Property taxes: A searchable map showing disparities between a village's and town's assessment rolls. (Story)

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Charity: An interactive chart showing reported charitable donations for NY and Lower Hudson Valley residents in 2012.

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SBA loans: This visualization accompanied a story about small business loans in the Lower Hudson Valley. (Story)

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Traffic Cameras: I improved this web app's responsiveness and rebuilt the back-end to ensure near-100 percent uptime.

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Fugitives: A look at the number of federal fugitives in New York's northern suburbs by crime, year and agency. (Story)

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ARTICLES

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ida incentives dwight worley

Local IDAs spent $4,100 per job created

The increasing use of incentives contributed to rising property...

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Power Failure: Promises Made Promises Broken

As Superstorm Sandy left more than 1.3 million people without electricity, serious missteps...

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Cost of a vote is $150: Laws balloon expenses

Changes in state and federal law meant to ensure fair and efficient...

Diversity Index Changing Face of America lower hudson valley dwight worley

New York more diverse, still segregated | PDF

A half-century of immigration and New York City transplants moving north for a better life...

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The gun owner next door

After the mass shooting in Sandy Hook, some Lower Hudson Valley residents...

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Local pistol permit holders a diverse group

The privacy many gun owners crave makes it difficult to know just who they are as...

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Debate: Do guns keep you safer?

By one government estimate, Americans use guns to defend themselves or thwart crimes...

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Check for guns is extensive, subjective

Legislators this month sped through wide-ranging gun-law changes, including bans...

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Our Schools, Our Money (five-day series)

Which school districts in the Lower Hudson Valley...

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Science research fosters 'deep learning'

The best part of the school day for Maureen Lackner is...

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SAFE Act: Gun records sealed by the thousands

Pistol license records in New York could effectively become private in the next few...

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Local police received $3.5M in military gear

Police in Westchester, Rockland and Putnam received more than $3.5 million in surplus...

A selection of older stories

EXPERIENCE

NOVETTA, New York, NY

Technical Consultant, 2015 - Present

Provide meticulous research to corporate and government clients. Write white papers, research reports, and project proposals on biometrics, social networking, and online identity to broaden company expertise, capture new business, and help clients grow revenue and stay ahead of technology trends.


THE JOURNAL NEWS, Westchester, NY

Data Journalist/Investigative Reporter, 2013 - 2014

Conducted quantitative and qualitative research as the data analysis point person for all investigative projects. Compiled, cleaned, and processed large volumes of data; wrote award-winning and uniquely detailed reports on gun ownership, taxes, census surveys, school testing, infrastructure, and immigration.

Data Journalist/Education Reporter, 2000 - 2013

Business Reporter, 1999 - 2000


FLORIDA TODAY, Melbourne, FL

Business Reporter, 1996 - 1999

EDUCATION

PACE UNIVERSITY, New York, NY

MS, Computer Science, 2012

BARUCH COLLEGE, New York, NY

BA, Business Journalism, 1996

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