I am a developer with more than 15 years of professional experience. I've done big websites, desktop apps, mobile apps and software for embedded platforms.
As one of the eight 2013 OpenNews fellows spread across newsrooms worldwide, I worked together with the data team at La Nación building innovative approaches to news, training journalists, designers and developers, and speaking in conferences worldwide.
Satellogic is one the first argentinian aerospace startups. I spent 2 years there, working from the INVAP compound (in the beautiful town of Bariloche, Argentina) as a jack-of-all-trades developer designing and implementing simulation software, writing C code for hardware drivers and building a ground station and ground support software for the CUBEBUG-1 satellite, successfully launched on April 26th, 2013.
I spent 3 months living in the City of Knowledge, an ex-US Army base by the Panama Canal that now serves as a cluster of universities, tech companies and NGOs, working with a development team as an architecture consultant and trainer to build the first version of Mv-Fleet, a tool for helping shipping companies optimize their container rotation costs.
Popego (now merged into Grupo 42) was an argentinian internet company building AI and innovative UIs.
I was the company's first hire in 2007 and worked with them until 2009. I wore a lot of hats there: Python and frontend development, sysadmin and helped build the hosting cluster on Amazon EC2. I even did some product management!
I was flown to Paris in August 2006 to work as a Ruby on Rails (version 0.13!) developer on the relaunch of Madame Figaro's (leading women's magazine in France) website. We built a custom CMS from the ground up. It remained in production until mid-2010.
Tabula is a tool for liberating data tables embedded in PDF files. I started the project in late 2012 and it quickly generated a lot of interest in the data journalism and open data communities. It is now being developed in collaboration with ProPublica, La Nación DATA, The New York Times and Knight-Mozilla OpenNews. Available under the MIT License.
Launched in mid-2010, Gasto Público Bahiense scrapes and republishes the expenditure data published by the government of Bahía Blanca, Argentina, my hometown. It is one of the first grassroots projects of technology applied to government transparency in Latin America. In 2013, the government of the Buenos Aires province awarded it the annual "Innovation in Government" prize. Available under the GPL version 3 license.
During my stint at Satellogic, I became interested again in ham radio (I've been a licensed radioamateur since age 15). As an excuse for learning the Android platform, I took Thomas Sailer's multimon, wrapped it inside JNI and coded a simple frontend. It now serves as the FSK decoding backend for the APRSDroid project. Available under the GPL version 2.
Back in the early nineties, when Acid Jazz was all the rage, I got connected to the Internet for the first time. I had, of course, to choose a handle: 'jazzido' is a portmanteau of jazz and ácido (spanish for 'acid').
I'm also a jazz musician since age 11, when I picked up the tenor banjo. I switched to the bass a couple years after, and have been making music ever since. Here are some videos of me playing, if you feel like watching some live music.