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Nicolás García Belmonte is the head of Visualization Engineering at Uber . The Visualization group is comprised of UI/Web software engineers, computer graphics engineers, information designers and data engineers that build data products to explore self-driving car, geospatial and business data in collaboration with groups like the Advanced Technology Group (ATG) , Maps, Sensing Inference and Research, AI Labs, Risk and Security and the Machine Learning Platform.[1] Prior to Uber, Nicolás run the interactive.twitter.com effort at Twitter, a public-facing platform that delivered visual narratives describing how big events were lived on Twitter with work featured on the NYTimes, Cannes, Twitter IPO and other outlets. Nicolas' interests span from information design to computer graphics, covering data journalism, abstract and scientific visualization and data art. [1] [7]

Education

Nicolás attended Lycée Franco-Argentin Jean Mermoz between 1995 and 2000. There he earned Scientific Baccalaureate with specialization in Physics and Chemistry.[2] In 2001, Nicolás enrolled Instituto Tecnológico de Buenos Aires and studied Computer Science until 2007. His field of study spanned mathematics, logic, advanced numerical methods, OOP, functional programming[2]

 

Also, Nicolás García Belmonte holds an M.Sc. in Computer Science Engineering from the Buenos Aires Institute of Technology (ITBA) in Argentina.[5] [9]

Career

Nicolás García Belmonte started his career path as a software developer and architect at NetLabs S.A. in 2006. His employment lasted one year and included duties such as developing of web applications mainly programmed in XHTML, CSS, JavaScript(AJAX), XML, XSL, PHP 4.0/5.0 and Oracle and MySQL databases.[2] His following job position was a software engineer at Exalead in Paris area, France from February 2008 to September 2010. Nicolás also was working on advanced visualizations and mining of data for R&D use-cases. Exalead was acquired by Dassault Systèmes (DSY)  in 2010.[2]

 

Starting from October 2010, Nicolás was a senior software architect working for Sencha, Inc. in Palo Alto, California. He architectured and implemented the visualization package shipped with ExtJS and Sencha Touch products.[1] [11]  In addition, he was an administrator and mentor for the Sencha Labs Foundation at Google Summer of CodeJavaScript InfoVis Toolkit (http://thejit.org), OSS that Nicolás García Belmonte developed was acquired by Sencha in 2010.[2]  

 

Meanwhile (2007 - 2014), Nicolás was an author for Open Source Projects. He is a big advocate for open source. As a developer, Nicolás created frameworks that had thousands of users and were acquired by companies in the US. He stopped working for Sencha in March 2012. At Uber, he leads a team that actively develops and contributes to open source. [2]

 

In the period between April 2012 and March 2015, Nicolás García Belmonte served for Twitter as a Staff Data Scientist, Advanced Visualization.[2]

 

I work in the Analytics team designing and also developing data visualizations and tools for exploratory data analysis​. I also work closely with other teams like media for data gathering, analysisand creating both exploratory and expository visualizations of data.[2][8]

At Uber, Nicolás is working on setting a unique vision and direction for the Visualization and data engineering teams. He holds a position of Senior Engineering Manager, Data Visualization from March 2015. He partners with dozens of teams to build advanced data products for exploration of self-driving cars, geospatial , machine learning, business and public-facing data. [2][4]

Other

Nicolás Garcia Belmonte is an active speaker at technology and mobility conferences with over a dozen presentations in 2017-Aug 2018. His presentations revolve around his team’s work at Uber building open source frameworks to do creative coding and visualization.[5]

 

His personal projects cover themes like mathematical modeling, weather / environmental visualization and finding creative visual metaphors to encode information around us. His work has been both published in Academic conferences​ and exhibited in Art galleries​ in 2018.[5] [11]

 

Nicolás speaks English, Spanish and French and regularly gives speeches using all the three languages.[3]

 

 

 

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