Aidan Connolly

Aidan is an experienced analyst and data engineer with a passion for making connections between people and across disciplines. He is looking to combine his technical skills with his love of music to push the limits of how music can be experienced and used as a tool.



May 2018
  • For my honors thesis, I developed a program in Python to analyze UNL crime data on an ongoing basis and provide alerts through Slack when outliers appeared in recent crime trends.
December 2017
  • In an effort to explore the idea of portraying data through sound, I analyzed University of Nebraska-Lincoln Police Department crime data with MIDI.
January 2017
  • The World-Herald wanted an increase their coverage of the Nebraska Legislature, so I created a Django app to track bills and senators.
December 2016
  • After the 2016 general election, I analyzed Nebraska voting turnout by party using R and ggplot for my Data Visualization class.
October 2016
  • As part of a larger package for The Daily Nebraskan, I looked at the growth of off-campus housing in downtown Lincoln.


Summer 2020
  • After COVID-19 caused the cancellation of the 2020 DCI tour, I edited four virtual performance videos for the Colts.
December 2017
  • For my Experimental Video Storytelling class, we learned how to use 360-degree cameras and drones to create videos. This video provides a short profile of Steele City, Nebraska, located on the Keystone pipeline.
October 2017
  • As a member of the Varsity Men's Chorus, I jumped on the opportunity to record part of our rehearsal in 360 degrees. This video also uses 360-degree audio, which allows the audio to move with the video.
April 2017
  • After spending three months filming the Nebraska men's tennis team, I edited together a highlight video for their banquet. The video does include footage recorded by other interns.
March 2017
  • As part of our training at HuskerVision, we were assigned to edit together a two-minute highlight video. I chose to show the Husker men's basketball win over Purdue, breaking a five-game losing streak.


September 2016
  • Whenever I stopped by the Academic Grind cafĂ© for a snack, I was struck by Larry Rivers' passion for helping students. I wanted to learn his story, and I turned that into a profile story for The Daily Nebraskan.
April 2016
  • As DN writers did their research for a Title IX package, another reporter and I realized most people didn't know how Title IX worked or affected UNL. We talked to Nebraska Athletics to get an idea of how they followed Title IX regulations.
April 2016
  • I wrote a profile of Ronnie Green after he was chosen as the new chancellor for the University of Nebraska-Lincoln following Harvey Perlman's announcement to step down.


December 2017
  • During my senior year, I was a member of the Chamber Singers, an auditioned ensemble at UNL. Here, we perform a gospel piece for our winter concert.
August 2015
  • Drum corps is an activity that includes 80 hours of rehearsal every week for three months. Traveling across the country by bus and sleeping in school gymnasiums, we capped off the season with a final performance in Lucas Oil Stadium.
September 2014
  • During my freshman and sophomore years, I was a member of the Cornhusker Marching Band, a 300-member auditioned ensemble. We rehearsed at 7 a.m. each weekday and performed at every home football game. This video shows the end of one of our performances.