Conrad Fox

International reporting projects, migration and robotics


Posts about Programming

Programming, django, wagtail

A Wagtail beginner's miscellany #1: replicating a database with fixtures

Replicating your development database on your production server isn't as easy as copy-paste. A bug in Wagtail makes it doubly difficult. Here's a step-by-step guide that worked for me.

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Programming, Journalism, Haiti

The 50 lines of code behind one line of reporting

Pierre loves math. Originally from the countryside in the south of Haiti, he moved to Port-au-Prince so he can study. Here, he lives in a single room he shares with his family, and is paying his way, little by little, through school. I met dozens of people like him who came to the city in search of education. I met govenment officials who said pursuit of education was one of the main reasons this alread

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Soccer, Programming

A little piece of Peabody

The Peabody Award, which my team at Round Earth Media was part of this year, was put into perspective at the supper table. "We won a Peabody," I announced. The kids snickered. My wife looked blank. In ...

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For 15 years, Conrad lived in Mexico, where he worked as a freelance radio and print journalist. His work took him into a minefield, a gunfight, a dugout canoe and the homes of many fascinating, brave and generous people. He is also an avid teacher and has led classes in radio, robotics, soccer, physics and anthropology in a diversity of places, including office towers, lecture halls, fields and palm thatched huts.