My name is

Andrew Chavez.

I’m a journalist and full-stack developer at The Dallas Morning News in Dallas, TX.

Recent work


I wrote FusionTables.js to simplify building news apps on top of Google Fusion Tables. The project includes a Node.js-based proxy and a Backbone.js driver.


This is an effort to build an open-source version of the New York Times photo backpack. The project has been funded by the Knight Prototype Fund. There are two parts: a Raspberry Pi, tethered to a camera, that stores photos on Amazon S3 and a Node.js app for viewing and downloading them.