Visualizing U.S. trade with developing countries

January 7, 2011

In the summer of 2010, I interned at the Trade Partnership in D.C. to make a map application for showing U.S. businesses that benefit from a trade program. The firm (tradepartnership.com) wanted Congress to renew the program, so I helped lobby the application on Capitol Hill. The experience culminated in a cool trade dinner with senators whose speeches put everyone to sleep.


I wrote this with jQuery, but mostly custom JavaScript, using the Google Maps API and GovTrack.us data. The Business Roundtable asked me to help adapt it for the Korean FTA, and they came up with a new UI. Let me know if you have comments about the different UIs. My JavaScript decomposition was pretty miserable ... glad I took CS classes when school started.