Uber and the surge

Capital News Service reporter Christine Rice and I analyzed Uber pricing data to see how often the ride-hailing service’s surge multiplier spikes in five Washington, D.C. neighborhoods. Click the image below to explore our interactive project.


We scraped Uber’s API and analyzed more than 2 million rows of data using MySQL. We created the graphs in Highcharts, a JavaScript charting library and built our webpage using Bootstrap. Read more about the project on our methodology page.

I presented this project at the Journalism Interactive conference in May 2015 at the University of Missouri:

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