A dear friend of mine was specializing in data journalism at the Columbia University J-School in New York City. As a course assignment, Rodrigo Menegat was about to write his first story using Python for analysing data.
Meanwhile, here in Brazil, I was eager to experiment with new ways of communicating visual information.
As you can imagine, we decided to partner up.
Rodrigo was initially astonished by the amount of government purchases that were kept secret – that is, you know how much was spent, but not what was bought.
Although this was interesting, there had to be a more compelling way of putting the word out…