News Applications Developer
Mike Tigas is a news applications developer at ProPublica. He also works on tools for online privacy and the liberation of public data. He is a lead developer on Tabula (a data extraction tool for PDF files), Onion Browser (an anonymizing web browser for iOS), and CivOmega (an open search engine for public data). He was a 2013 Knight-Mozilla OpenNews Fellow and previously worked as a newsroom web developer at The Spokesman-Review (Spokane, Washington).
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