Starting tomorrow the Investigative Reporters and Editors conference in Boston will bring together some of the most innovative journalists, data scientists, and editors in the industry.

We’ll be there talking about TileMill, MapBox, and our experience around handling data and building sites. Look for Eric and myself to learn about the latest tools and techniques for web mapping, from advanced styling in TileMill to nimble data sites with markers.js or Leaflet.

This is an exciting time to be a journalist - the news industry has quickly moved from being power-users to being the creators and curators of new software and techniques. Led by The New York Times, the News Apps team at the Chicago Tribune, NPR’s data team, and many others, this is gearing up to be an interesting year in journalism.