Welcome to my portfolio.

My name is John Fowler. I’m a PhD student in the department of Human Centered Design and Engineering at the University of Washington. My research is focused primarily on online communities, with a particular focus on the foster care system. I’ll update this site with any projects or tools I can share publicly and I encourage you to contact me if you are interested in collaborating.

Latest Additions to my Portfolio

Subreddit Visualization Tool

Summary: This app allows a user to visualize aggregated user-behavior for a specified subreddit, date range, and chart type. Mechanics: The R Shiny app allows users to specify (and easily change) inputs in order to query data using the Reddit and Pushshift APIs in Python. Once the data is queried, the user can toggle fourContinue reading “Subreddit Visualization Tool”

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