Skills

Public records & research

As the creator of New Jersey’s largest public records research platform, Gavin is deeply familiar with the public records request process. With a journalistics and academic background, he is comfrotable researching and synthesizing information from various sources.

Web & technology

Gavin is comfortable implementing and working with modern web, desktop & mobile technologies, including Linux & open source software and web development tools. His work as an IT solution provider allowed him to develop significant experience in this realm.

Media & communications

In the course of his work as an independent journalist, Gavin has produced and edited written reports and editorials as well as videos & audio podcasts. He also has experience writing press releases.

Recent & Upcoming Talks

Using OPRAmachine to file public records requests without the hassle
Aug 21, 2018 2:00 PM

Projects

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New Jersey’s first statewide freedom of information platform

Online SDR trunked radio scanner & archive for Ocean County, NJ

HAM radio club serving the greater Forked River, NJ area

Political news and commentary for the Jersey Shore

Data visualization project that shows fire & EMS calls using Python

Reflections on how the site grew from 2017-18

Why we’re suing Monmouth County

Joining the InsiderNJ Media 100 List

I presented a free webinar at Montclair University on streamlining public records requests

Using one of my own public records requests as example, I show how you can find out information that was redacted when public officials …

Recent Publications

. Municipal Tax Abatements Policy Briefing. In Election 2017: The Policy Priorities of New Jersey College Students, William J. Hughes Center for Public Policy at Stockton University., 2017.

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Teaching

Ocean County College (Fall, 2017 semester):

In this class, working with Professor John A. Brogan, Sr., I participated in an exercise that saw the students create their own jobs program for recovering addicts. Students addressed recidivism and integrating recovering addicts into community organizations & programs.

A significant role that I played in this class was providing technology assistance to the professor and helping to modernize teaching methods.

Stockton University (Fall, 2018 semester):

For the fall, 2018 semester I am serving as the teaching assistant for two of Professor Linda J. Wharton’s classes at Stockton. Both courses feature in-depth study & discussion of key decisions of the United States Supreme Court.

Consulting

I am available for hire as a consultant for commercial projects and partners interested in utilizing my services.

Some of the types of projects I am interested include:

  • Web development projects (WordPress etc.)
  • IT and technology projects (Linux and Windows server issues)
  • Writing and copyediting projects
  • Video production and photography

Please contact me if you would like to discuss a potential project.

OPRA Research

What Gavin is researching using the Open Public Records Act

Data obtained via the OPRAmachine API:

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