To celebrate the 200th anniversary of Spain's largest musem, we used machine learning to explore over 6,000 paintings virtually
This app monitors votes in the House of Representatives to measure the actual size of the Federal Government congressional coalition
For the first time, you can see how your neighborhood voted
We used AI to find out what each candidate was feeling during one of their televised meetings
He usually talked in flattering terms about the regime, which is infamous for repression and torture
Brazilian government spent millions on luxurious steakhouse dinners
Story shortlisted in the Information is Beatiful Awards 2017, with design by Vinicius Sueiro
An analysis on 15,654 tweets by Brazilian presidential candidates shows what's unique in their political discourses
Soccer is globalized. In the World Cup, this becomes even more evident: almost all stars play in clubs from outside their home countries. We explored the subject in-depth and used charts to show how this happened
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.
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:
Python for cleaning, visualizing and analyzing data, web scraping and basic machine learning techniques
SQL for handling big and complex databases
HTML and CSS to make everything look pretty
Basic C and C++ to better understand how machines work in a lower level
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