Daniel Lathrop is an investigative projects geek-reporter at The Dallas Morning News. He focuses on prying loose data (big or small) from government and private agencies to identify problems and root out wrongdoing.
A typical day for Daniel involves filing public records requests, badgering press secretaries, querying MySQL and Postgres databases and writing at least one Ruby or Python script.
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