Head of Visuals, NZZ

140 Sekunden: Code kontrolliert

November 8, 2013

Ein schönes Format: 140 Sekunden sucht die Geschichten hinter einzelnen Tweets. Ich habe für die aktuelle Folge erzählt, wie ich zum Programmieren gekommen bin und warum ich glaube, dass wir alle Code besser verstehen müssen.

Der Tweet, auf den sich die Folge bezieht:

PS: Den Titel habe ich von der 140-Sekunden-Folge übernommen. Präzisier wäre wohl: Code formt.

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I grew up as a journalist of words. It remains one of my favourite means to tell stories. Chosen wisely, put in the correct order and structured well, words are as powerful as ever.


When we build applications, when we report and present stories in novel ways, code is what drives them. Speak the language of computers, make them work for you.

How I Learnt to Code


Call it data journalism, if you will. Numbers and data in general are a wonderful raw material to work with. I dig for stories and tell them in visually compelling ways.


My work has appeared in Neue Zürcher Zeitung, The Guardian, Quartz, Spiegel Online, Das Magazin, Tages-Anzeiger, SonntagsZeitung, TagesWoche, among others.

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