Rigoberto Carvajal is ICIJ’s data expert. He graduated from the Costa Rica Institute of Technology as a computer engineer, and has strong experience in software development and database administration and analysis. He is passionate about database technologies for business intelligence, but he discovered it can be even more rewarding to utilize all these powerful data tools in a newsroom, contributing to stories that have a global impact.
Before joining ICIJ Rigo was chief analyst in the investigative unit of Costa Rica’s La Nación, where his team developed impressive data journalism projects under the guidance of award-winning data journalist Giannina Segnini. His first project for ICIJ was the data transformation of the flat Offshore Leaks database into an interactive web application which let journalists and members of the public from all around the globe explore the complex and secretive networks of the offshore world.