Manuel Aristarán

Manuel Aristarán is a coder-slash-musician. He’s worked on big websites, recommendation engines, logistics and provisioning systems, public data tools and satellite ground station software…all while still trying to play bass and get good music gigs. In 2010, he independently developed, a tool to browse, visualize, and open the expenditure data published by the municipality of Bahía Blanca, Argentina, his hometown. As a 2013 Knight-Mozilla OpenNews fellow at La Nacion, he developed Tabula, a free and open tool for extracting tables from PDF files.