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An AI-guided tour through Museo del Prado

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Basometer: how much support does the government have in the House?

This app monitors votes in the House of Representatives to measure the actual size of the Federal Government congressional coalition

The most detailed map of the Brazilian elections ever

For the first time, you can see how your neighborhood voted

An analysis of the facial expressions in the presidential debate

We used AI to find out what each candidate was feeling during one of their televised meetings

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All the government barbecues

Brazilian government spent millions on luxurious steakhouse dinners
Story shortlisted in the Information is Beatiful Awards 2017, with design by Vinicius Sueiro

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About me

I tell stories with data. Ever heard that talk about chasing news and bringing to light issues that shouldn't be hidden? I do pretty much the same, but before knocking on doors, I write some code and build some spreadsheets. There are stories in every corner and there are also stories to be uncovered behind the numbers. I seek all of them.

I worked in a big newsroom, did freelance gigs and collaborated with an university-based photojournalism team. I graduated from my hometown State University of Ponta Grossa and I have a post-bach certificate on data-driven journalism from Columbia University, in New York City. Currently, I work with the infographics team at Estadão, the most traditional Brazilian newspaper.

What I can do

Long story short: I use code to 'interview' data, find news and tell stories.

I believe that having a data-driven mindset and being eager to learn whatever is need to get a job done is what matters the most. However, if you want a list of tools, languages and software that I use often, here it is:

    Languages:

    Python for cleaning, visualizing and analyzing data, web scraping and basic machine learning techniques

    SQL for handling big and complex databases

    Javascript and D3.js for data visualization

    HTML and CSS to make everything look pretty

    Basic C and C++ to better understand how machines work in a lower level

    Software:

    Spreadsheets, be it Excel, Google Sheets or Open Office

    Tableau, if I am going for something more conventional or business-oriented

    Adobe Illustrator, to make that ugly Python chart into something pleasing to the eye