Frank Bi

Building $#%! on the Internet

I’m a creative web engineer, data journalist and journalism educator based in Brooklyn, New York City. I'm passionate about storytelling and building cool things on the internet.

Currently, I'm the senior editorial engineer at Vox Media where my focus is on developing innovative feature projects and interactives for the web.

On the side, I teach data literacy at Fordham University as an adjunct professor. I also consult and train students and professional journalists on better utilizing tools for reporting.

Outside of work, I'm the president of the Asian American Journalists Association’s New York chapter.


The following are samples of my work with storytelling at Vox Media and building interactive web apps.


I have nearly a decade of newsroom experience working at the intersection of editorial and product/technology as an engineer, designer and project manager. I graduated with a degree in computer science at the Univeristy of Minnesota and have used it to work across many different news mediums including television, print, magazine and radio. Prior to working at Vox Media, I had stints as a data journalist at Forbes Magazine and a newsroom developer at PBS NewsHour.

Since 2015, I have trained thousands of journalists in newsrooms, classrooms and at conferences across the country. I'm a regular attendee of the NICAR and IRE conferences. I also provide consultation to newsrooms, freelancers and nonprofits on improving their data and tech practices.

  • Data Journalism
  • Storytelling
  • Editorial
  • Project Management
  • Web Development
  • Web Design
  • Web Scraping
  • Data Visualization
  • Data Analysis


I'm most reachable by email at I'm also on Twitter at @frankbi or GitHub at the same username.