I am Albert, a data analyst and software developer currently living in Barcelona. At some point in my career I earned degrees in Business, SAP Consulting, Computer Science and —soon— Bioinformatics and Biostatistics. I love running (10K, half marathon and marathon), teaching, watching TV series, listening to podcasts, cooking and most of Apple devices.
I have solid skills on data analysis with R, data visualization using ggplot2 and Shiny, database design and management using SQL, object-oriented programming for .NET and iOS platforms, project management and UI and UX design.
I am good at inspecting, transforming and modeling your data in order to extract useful information and support your decision-making. I know how to deal with both your SQL and NoSQL databases, work with multiple data sources (yes, including those messy Excel files) and get relevant information.
I have experience in machine learning projects both for predictive forecasting and classification. And I specially love everything related to data visualization, so I can help you create nice infographics and all sort of charts and dashboards.
Master of Bioinformatics & Biostatistics
Open University of Catalonia, 2020
Bachelor of Computer Science
Open University of Catalonia, 2012
Master of SAP Functional Consulting
La Salle - Ramon Llull University, 2008
Bachelor of Business Studies
University of Barcelona, 2002
These are the books I have read and enjoyed the most since I became interested in Data Analysis, Statistics and Data Visualization. I consider all of them extremely good and recommend them to anyone interested in these topics. Those annotated with 📖 are the ones I am currently reading, while the 📚 emoji clearly states I already finished that book.
If I am honest, I never considered teaching as an option until a few years ago. But sometimes destiny seems to have its own plans for you. That’s exactly what happened in 2016 and I must say I truly loved that first teaching experience. Sure, it can be exhausting some times. But nowadays I can’t see myself not doing it.
Here is a nonexhaustive selection of projects I have been working on for the last years. Some are pretty big, and some are just proofs of concept. There is some diversity of technologies (iOS, R, .NET, Access, etc.) as I always try to choose the tool I feel most appropriate for the given task.*
I created this proof of concept Shiny app to show how outliers can heavily influence regression models.
I recorded a bunch of 25 screencasts for the iOS App Development class I teached in 2018.
I have translated the last two editions of this awesome book about mobile development into Spanish.
I created this app to help everyone study computational complexities of common data structures and algorithms used in Computer Science.
I had a lot of fun while programming this addictive game where you have to touch some circles and let others vanish. Really simple.
I developed this Microsoft Access application at the request of a medical doctor who needed it for his department of neurology in one of the most important hospitals in Spain.
As I am a deep work believer and practitioner, I only check my email inbox twice a day, at 10 a.m and 6 p.m. So do expect some hours delay in my responses. If you are not familiar with the deep work concept, you probably could benefit from reading Deep Work, Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted World by Cal Newport.