Any sufficiently complicated regular expression is indistinguishable from magic
A bit of a nod to Arthur C.Clarke there but something that hits home every time I do any hacking around under the bonnet of the interwebs.
When it comes to this data journalism malarky some might say (to steal another movie quote) a mans got to know his limitations. But I firmly believe a good journalist, when stuck, knows who to ask. I’m very excited that more and more journos are realising that there are no end of tools and motivated people who can be part of the storytelling process.
If your going, see you there (later on). If not I’ll tweet etc (hashtag:#hhhmcr). as I can.