I'm Thomas Wilburn,
and this is my web site.

I'm a data journalist with over a decade of experience in building rich, interactive storytelling. Currently, I'm the Senior Data Editor for Chalkbeat, a digital newsroom focused on education. Previously, I was the senior news apps developer for NPR's News Apps team. Before that, I created cutting-edge stories and tools on the Interactives team at The Seattle Times.

I've been a guest lecturer at The University of Washington, worked at ArenaNet (makers of Guild Wars 2) and Big Fish Games, and ran the Multimedia Team at Congressional Quarterly.

In my spare time, I'm a bassist, a b-boy, and a blogger. I like sandwiches, dogs, and lists with three items in them.

You can see samples of my work, sorted into
interactive storytelling,
speaking, and
view my resume, or check out some of my current projects at my GitHub repository.

Send questions, comments, and badly-spelled junk mail to: . My GPG key is available here.

Interactive storytelling

Tools and software


Longform writing