Ricardo works with La Nación's excellent data journalism team, whose recent investigative projects have included an analysis of subsidies to Argentine bus system operators, which found fuel subsidies large enough to run every bus in the system for more than 24 hours per day, as well as an investigation raising questions about the accuracy of the Argentine government's official inflation rate, which showed it to be half as large as the rate calculated by independent researchers and the opposition.
Ricardo was trained as an electrical engineer, helped found La Nación's website, and has taught digital technology at the Universidad Tecnológica Nacional in Buenos Aires. He started on Monday and will be working from the nerd cube for a week. As with our first P5 participant, he's working on an investigative project that will remain under wraps for a while, though he's promised to blog about what he worked on once it's been published.
P5 is a program in which newsroom developers working around the U.S. and the world can come work out of the ProPublica newsroom for a few days, learn how we approach our jobs, ask us questions and get coding and journalism advice. P5 participants can work on their own projects or on one of ours. Applications are rolling. To apply fill out our short application form, and if you have any questions, e-mail email@example.com.