Who am I

My name is Mauricio “Pacha” Vargas Sepúlveda. I love working with data and statistical programming, and I am constantly learning new skills and tooling in my spare time. I work mostly in R due to its huge number of libraries and emphasis on reproducible analysis.

I use innovative data-driven methods, analytics, and advanced visualization techniques to transform public data into stories. This includes innovative ways of communicating and analyzing key issues (e.g. economy, education, household and living, demography, health and civics).

I’ve collaborated with diverse teams that deploy solutions to identify meaningful insights. Amongst other projects I was in charge of data curation at DataChile and I contribute to The Observatory of Economic Complexity where I optimised the data pipeline.

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Experience and Qualifications

  • Experience with data parsing, wrangling, management
  • Experience applying data visualization and advanced analytics tools in a business/media setting
  • Fluency with modeling in R
  • Proficiency in Shiny and also modern web technologies (HTML, React, Canon and D3plus)
  • Familiarity with Unix command line and shell scripting
  • Familiarity with SQL
  • Programming and problem solving skills
  • Organizational and communication skills
  • Ability to balance multiple priorities, communicate goals and build consensus to work effectively
  • Ability to build and maintain ties with people from NGOs and public offices that create datasets

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