Here at Datawheel, we see our small size as one of our greatest strengths. Our hand-picked team of data experts, developers, and designers embody all of the skills necessary to deliver breath-taking solutions for your data needs — just the right balance of technical prowess and design savvy.
César is the ABC Career Development Professor at the MIT Media Lab and director of the Lab’s Macro Connections group. He has ten years of experience in metadata analysis and representation and has been involved in over 30 academic publications exploring its possible uses.
Alex comes to Datawheel from the MIT Media Lab, where he focused on data decision-making tools and using visual techniques to understand data, in addition to creating the OEC as his master’s thesis.
Besides data and design, Alex spends his free time engaging in every type of art. He even plays guitar in a band called The Hard Clean.
Dave holds a dual-degree in graphic design and multimedia studies from Northeastern University and has past experience in print design, video game production and as art director of a Boston-based music magazine.
When not hooked into his computers Dave likes to kick back with a cheesy comic book movie and go for long walks on the beach with his four-legged friend, Lucy.
Jonathan is a graduate of the MIT Media Lab by way of Goldman Sachs, where he worked as a software developer to improve the firm’s virtualization and cloud computing infrastructure.
Jonathan previously volunteered with the City of Cambridge Broadband Taskforce. On a good day, he may be spotted cheering at Fenway as the Red Sox lose to the Yankees.
Chief Software Architect
Melissa is a Sapient-trained web designer who graduated from Rice University with a degree in Economics. She’s Datawheel’s go-to design expert whose artistic skill ranges from the physical to the digital.
On the side Melissa curates a gallery with artists from marginalized communities.
Manuel Aristarán is an MIT Media Lab graduate, where he researched and built data visualization tools. Before that, he was a Knight Foundation/Mozilla Open News fellow, worked on a satellite mission and built tools for making public finances more transparent. He is the primary author of Tabula, an open source tool for liberating data out of PDF files. He lives in Cambridge with his wife Luisina.
Sabrina is currently pursing a degree in Computer Science and Interactive Media from Northeastern University. She's most excited about art, design and technology. Besides school, she also designs and develops for Northeastern's campus newspaper as well as Scout, Northeastern's student lead design studio.
Front-End Developer Intern
In former lives, Walther was a lawyer and a martial arts instructor. Now he writes back-end services and wrangles data. On the side, he plays the game of Go and practices yoga.
Full Stack Software Developer
Lucy is a graduate of Petco's 2012 obedience training program, with a focus on chasing squirrels and barking at postal service workers.
In her spare time she enjoys sleeping, because everybody knows Lucy is just a little lazybones. She also has a debilitating fear of water.