Agustin grew up in the countryside and moved to the city at the age of fifteen to pursue a career in either data science or biotechnology. Ever since, he's been fully committed to living life to its fullest.
There's an unconfirmed office rumor that he is the proud owner of a time turner. After all, how else could a single person find the time to research the latest trends in machine learning, master the latest Python version, try out new hardware just because, and train at his cross-fit box on the same day, all without skipping a beat?
BTW: Did I mention he's also an awesome singer/guitarist who regularly plays at local bars?
Our CTO is not human. He can't be. He is the only Engineer we know that can quote every line of The Lord of The Rings while calculating 30 digits of Pi in real time.
Alan is production-ready and optimized for high performance. He is a pioneer in Python and Machine Learning and he was into Data before it was Big.
While he is not developing the best tools available, he is usually seen in the beaches of Rio de Janeiro singing to Brazilian tunes.
Alejandra loves us and takes care of us. She is in charge of human resources at a company where the definition of "humans" is challenged every day.
She's always making sure our team has the best opportunities to work, learn and grow in a fun and productive environment. She deals with our robotic personalities, our emotions simulators and fixes our mind-frames with amazing perks, events and helpful tactic ideas for our daily life at the office.
She's the mother of Tommy, a super smart baby that is on the fast track to the Machine Learning world.
Internationally known for being the inspiration for Lady Gaga's song Alejandro, Ale is also an outstanding Python developer that travels back and forth between back-end and front-end programming without even feeling it.
When he is not coding amazing algorithms and web apps, he is in the soccer stadium supporting for his team, Peñarol
He is the office prankster and he has the strange habit of eating burgers making circles with them.
Braulio's relationship with engineering is labeled as "it's complicated". He has an Electrical Engineering degree and loves circuits and hardware, but also started to have some strong feelings towards bits and algorithms and now it all got confusing.
He can be defined as a curious and focused mind with an awesome sense of humor, who enjoys teamwork and collaboration. He's a fixer and our go-to guy for any hardware related problem.
Oh... did we mention he co-founded of one of the most successful music bands in Uruguay?
Full stack developer and full stack person, Diego is friends with everyone at the office.
Don't let his retro-hipster glasses fool you, he is all about modern technologies, having done projects with Big Data, cloud storage and many more cool gizmos.
Eduardo joined us as advisor and investor after a year and a half of being our mentor and coach.
He is Sr. Director of Technology, Dev & Platform Group at Microsoft Latin America, and loves new and exciting technologies, innovative business models and productivity planning.
He is in a constant struggle with the rest of the bald people at the office to see who is the most bald.
Elías is an Electrical Engineer and a former physics teacher at University who first developed an interest in AI by studying about data gathering hardware and robotics.
But don't get confused. Even though Elías is an almost self taught data scientist, his academic background means he can recite Maxwell's equations by heart while explaining with pristine clarity how a Neural Network works.
One thing is for sure. Whichever task is put in front of him, Elías is sure to give 110%. His unlimited source of energy has helped him make a name for himself in no time for both our football and engineering teams.
Ernesto is the leader of the Development Services area of our company and more importantly: our common sense consultant and evangelist.
He is obsessed with bulletpoints, having a list and checking it twice. He has lots of experience working in agile environments with talented teams.
He comes from the videogame and augmented reality industries, so he enjoys UX/UI web development, interaction, visual retrieval, usability and a well executed hadouken.
Eugenio enjoys life, gives 5 star ratings to every movie he watches and is always up to date with all TV Shows.
He has an engineering degree in Computer Science and is always ready to tackle Python intensive, big data storing, distributed system connected and evolving caching projects.
Frontend? Yep. Backend? Check. Infrastructure? Oh yeah! Data Science? Even better! Eugenio has collaborated in various projects in very different areas and he's always ready for new exciting challenges.
Fabian is an Engineer in every sense of the word and has a brain that is hardwired to learn new techniques, create practical solutions and analyze and solve complex problems. He possesses an encyclopedic knowledge of almost every known subject and, in a one-desk-radius around him, Google search usage diminishes considerably.
He believes in the power of the post-it, and uses them as a backup for storing information when his brain reaches the human limit.
Fabrizio's extreme love for AI make us think that if at any point in the future the robots take over, we can be sure that Fabrizio will be instrumental in their victory.
He has an academic approach mixed with great technical experience, and puts that in every project he's in. Machine Learning, high-performance environments and challenging projects are Fabrizio's sweet spot and he always gives great results while staying calm and cool with things under control.
A Computer Engineer that loves mathematics and developing software. Facu is a super practical mind and enjoys all discussions about the best way to solve a complex problem. Machine Learning problems are among his favorites and it's very probable that you'll find Facu talking about a new Computer Vision algorithm late at night at a house party.
He's a speed-demon, a mega-talented guitar player and a nightmare to play against on any first person shooter game. On a separated note, he's among the 1% of Tryolabs that doesn't drink coffee, so… deal with it I guess.
Our very own Jack Black Look-a-like, Fede, not unlike JB, is very talented and adapts to every situation.
He started loving backend and quickly moved to frontend. He imagines a thousand different solutions for each engineering problem and is always eager to try them all. Fede is a member of a inexplicably numerous family, and is the kind of guy that knows everybody everywhere.
Fede loves to travel and although he’s a great friend, he has never shared with us his super secret contact for getting free plane tickets. Please, Fede, we won’t tell!
Felipe is the hacker with the best sense of style you will ever meet. He is a multi-talented guy showing amazing skills for music, fashion, photography, crazy ideas and, last but not least, coding and engineering.
Although his mind is a great mystery to many of us, we know he's quality driven, proactive, super bright and a great team-mate. He is always up for after offices, nights out, adventures, spontaneous projects, performances, trips and anything that sounds fun to do.
Apart from a very talented developer, Gastón is a Mathematics professor at the engineering school and loves to be involved in projects where his academic background is of great value.
He’s a fast-learner and a guy highly motivated by research and state of the art Machine Learning. He’s been involved in projects where mixing ML, robotics and complex backends are the bread and butter.
As the complex individual he is, Gastón is very measured and polite in the day time, while spending dark nights using his FB persona to let off steam, cheer and even sing awful pop songs.
As Jebediah Springfield once said, "A noble spirit embiggens the smallest man". German must have a very noble spirit, because he is freakishly big. In a former life he was a farmer of some kind and made it to the top in the cheese industry, but gave it all up to become an Engineer and a big name in open source.
He contributed to the Scrapy Framework and he is interested in networks, computer security, robotics, computer vision and basically all things tech.
He loves throwing legendary parties and he is a tremendously generous host. Bear in mind, if you Airbnb at his place you will have the best tour guide for Montevideo you can think of.
Giulia is productivity and high performance in human form. She knows what we need before we even know we will need it.
She delights us not only with great work organizing our office and meeting but by sharing her delicious cookies and desserts.
With a solid academic background and an MSc in deep learning applied to network security, Gonza quickly earned the title of resident cyber security expert.
A super down to earth and chill guy, all he needs to get ready for the action is a hot cup of fresh ground coffee and the opening chords for War Pigs by Black Sabbath.
One thing, tough. Beware if he's too quiet for more than a few minutes. He's notorious for showing up a few hours later with a thousand lines of spotless code ready to be reviewed!
Fun fact: He lived in Austria for one semester and his only complaint was the absolute lack of kangaroos!
Full-stack Developer, Machine Learning Engineer. MSc in Electrical Engineering
Loving visual arts from birth, Guillermina represents a beacon of style and design amongst the nerdiness of our team. She’s behind our beautiful logos, graphics, banners, materials and in some cases, the cool works of art we have hanging at our office.
She has a creative mind and loves to participate in UX related conversations with our engineering team to improve the products we work on.
With Guille you can spend hours just talking about fonts and the concepts behind them and discussing the latest visual trends. She’s also a great dancer having participated in contemporary dance plays and has the strange habit of eating lemon peels... it’s weird.
If you had to put Billy into few words, helping those in need would definitely be some of them. At the age of 21 he became the leader of his YMCA, where he first got the taste for project management.
Ruby, Python, React, you name it. Before joining the Tryogang, Billy was a code wizard for a local NGO bringing helpers and help-seekers closer than ever, fully embracing the 'do cool things that matter' motto.
When not busy helping others, you may find him pursuing his hobbies, which include electrical vehicles, local sports and silly puns.
In a not so distant past, Guz was living a comfortable life under the sea studying the Uruguayan deep-water coral reef his research team discovered. It was these very findings that had him give up his flippers to save the environment in the most effective way possible, by using computer vision to combat illegal fishing.
But that's not all he's famous for. He is an ardent advocate for FOSS, an all time top user at the GIS StackExchange community, and a co-organizer for one of Montevideo's most active Tango dance events.
Who could ask for anything more?
Ian combines an incredible vast background of self-taught programming with an impressive formal training in Linguistics.
This mix allows him to tackle the most complex problems in NLP, but it doesn't end there. His passion about programming, hacking compiler backends and learning engineering techniques, gives him the resources to solve all kinds of challenging problems.
Ian loves books and he learned the theory and rules of ping pong by reading a book about it. He's great at Go (ranked the 4th best Uruguayan at PandaNet) and because of his height he's the only one able to cover German at the office's basketball matches.
Machine Learning Engineer
Javier's story in Tryolabs did not start easily. He was the third Javier in the company so he really had to stand to the other Javier's, prove himself and make his own name.
Being a great team-mate, exceeding at every project and nailing each line of code, he managed to become the De-Facto Javier and now the whole company proudly calls him just 'Javier' and uses nicknames for the two others.
In a nutshell, the guy is a problem solver fueled by Mate.
Javier has more than twelve years of experience in international research projects, both in the industry and in the academia. He holds a PhD in Natural Language Processing from Paris-Sorbonne University.
He has worked in positions as Research Engineer, Consultant, R&D Team Manager and Lecturer. He is our local partner in Europe.
Systematic, meticulous, always curious and willing to dialogue, he loves challenges involving Natural Language Processing, Machine Learning and Web Mining. He also enjoys literature, traveling, fine wine and good cheese, in that order.
If singing while coding is wrong, Jennifer doesn't want to be right. She is anything but normal. She loves Machine Learning, NLP and is 5 feet of pure Python awesomeness. A gifted brain mixed up with a hunger for challenges, Jenni exceeds expectations at every project and shows a commitment difficult to see in any other human-like lifeform.
Jennifer loves a good conversation and there are no taboos around her, so beware. Exceptional skills: Python & NLP. Hobbies: Krav Maga fighting with contenders three-times her size.
Who’s to say what’s human and what’s not? Jim has been our friend for more than 4 years and our relationship with him is rock solid.
A serial entrepreneur, Jim started his career in the Fashion industry back in the 70’s, working in the most prominent shop-windows all around the world. In 2018 he almost went to space in Elon Musk’s orbiting Tesla Roadster, but he got cold feet at the last minute and that honor went to another one of his kind . We’re happy he stayed with us!
Joaquín has a fascinating story: he was a Manufacturing Engineer in a previous life. After falling in love with Data Science and Machine Learning he started learning the ways of this side of the Force. He was trained by Tryolabs' best and forged his own path with great enthusiasm and even better results.
He's now a proud Developer/Hacker/Engineer and he's showing how following your instinct and doing what you love can take you anywhere and beyond.
Jorge is a seasoned Machine Learning and research engineer with a restless thirst for knowledge and challenges. This lead him to work all around the world in universities, start-ups and big companies in the space of cyber security, e-learning and all around AI.
He's the ultimate morning-person, waking up before 6am every day. He's a thinker and a planner and he always moves around with his trusty notepad and pen; he's old school like that.
Personality-wise, Jorge is unique. He traveled the world, lived in different countries and has had amazing experiences that he loves to share. Don't hesitate to have a drink with him to get to know some of those great stories!
Juan is a software engineer, college professor and amateur magician. With a very practical personality, he found his Goldilocks zone in Deep Learning applications with a real world impact.
His past experience as a software consultant in the financial sector gave him a very peculiar set of skills such as the art of project management, goal orientation, Python programming, and a taste for freshly ironed shirts.
Juan likes to keep contact with his alma mater by supporting Southampton F.C. at the Premier League. Oh, and he is also pretty good at video games. Did I mention that he ranks in the top 1% of LAS at League of Legends?
In much the same way as Zarathustra, Juan Pablo came down from the mountains of his PhD research to tell humanity about the goodness of MIMO-OFDM based communication systems and the wonders of Big Data analysis.
One thing you will notice is that he is deeply passionate about technology. Case in point, he likes Python Pandas so much he made it his personal WhatsApp picture.
Outside Tryolabs, he enjoys a quiet life at his sea-side home playing the keyboard, drinking Mate, and spending whole afternoons teaching his daughter how to ride a bike.
Julio is probably one of the most passionate guys you'll meet when it comes to Magic: The Gathering and fantasy literature.
With such a high potential for awesome, when working with him you'll find that the sky is the only limit.
Leo walks around the office with a sticker on his thermos that reads "better software, better research", and boy is he a good researcher.
After ten years publishing killer bioinformatics papers and mingling at Europe's top research centers, Leo decided it was time for a change. So he said goodbye to his neutron beams and took a leap to the data science industry. The rest is history.
Clever, cultured and cheerful, Leo finds joy in all kind of activities no matter how simple or complex. Maybe you want to discuss the merits of the Golden Era of Russian literature. Maybe you want to go surfing. Maybe you want to take up swing dancing. With Leo, the choice is up to you.
Leo is the best. A very practical and down to Earth personality mixed with the mind of a true Data Scientist and Engineer. Leo makes productivity a way of life and enjoys every challenge we throw at him.
A great guy to talk to and to discuss ideas, he mixes his knowledge of technology with his hobbies so he is always working on cool personal projects he loves to show.
Did we mention he is the best? He is the best.
Lucas is a software engineer and a fan of robotics and all things mech. He has such a deep dedication when experimenting with new technologies, that he develops sort of a 24/7 awareness super power. This caused the rumor that he spent a night at the office during the Hackathon to finish the construction of a mini-robot. No sleep necessary with Lucas.
He's organized at a so high level that it becomes grotesque, having a Trello board for every little aspect of his life. This, together with his great team player skills make him the kind of person you want to be in a project with.
Watch out everyone, there's a new cool kid on the block!
Born and raised in Uruguay's most popular seaside resort, Lu has experience handling marketing and media campaigns for high-end brands. Lu's career took a new turn at her master's when she got really into UX design, complimenting her already impressive portfolio.
Fashionable, self confident and detail oriented, Lu is a chronic traveler who likes to keep a suitcase packed just because. She is also the proud owner of a handsome Pinscher dog and social media superstar named Hugo.
Maia is one of those people whose life is dedicated to making the world a better place one step at a time. A rare breed of idealism and realism, her unique take on life was molded by her time as a volunteer teacher in India.
Her solid background in economics and a master's degree in data science both point in the same direction: this girl loves statistics. Consider yourself warned: don't ever mix up the words 'mean', 'median' and 'mode' when talking to her, she takes her data very seriously.
Her hobbies include traveling the world, seaside biking, amateur karaoke, and napping in unlikely places.
An engineer with a very practical mindset. Marcos likes to learn from doing and is always testing different technologies and trying to push them to their limits.
He has a creative and hands-on approach to problem-solving always impressing our team and clients with his findings.
A fundamentalist of being up-to-date with TV-series. Marcos takes GoT too seriously and is in a crusade against leaks and spoilers, and you know what they say “A Toscano always pays his debts”
Mary brings the sparkle of life to our office, keeping it tight, organized and free of empty mugs in the desks.
While we, as any other engineering team, are quite filthy and disgusting, Mary comes after us ensuring life-bearable conditions in our workspace.
Hi-Tech Entrepreneur. Holding a dual degree in Telecommunications and Electronics Engineering, Martin counts with more than 10 years of experience in Business and IT leading roles.
His passion for new business opportunities mixed with exciting technologies is only matched by his love for making soulful music.
Martín Alcalá Rubí
Co-Founder & Executive Director (Former CEO)
Martín is a one man army and multi-threaded productivity storm of a guy.
He loves music, technology, sports and he is our marketing expert putting our brand in the eyes of everybody everywhere.
Tincho is a talented, positive and friendly guy so don't hesitate to contact him so he can show you what Tryolabs is about!
Business Development Manager
Nicole holds a bachelor degree in Business Administration and is in charge of running the financial operations at Tryolabs.
She is (almost) the only one at Tryolabs that the geek-o-meter can measure without exploding.
While she defines herself as a lover and not a fighter, she is determined to make an impact in the world, and she started doing it by commuting by bike.
Start with the nicest guy you'll ever meet, sprinkle it with awesome machine learning skills and just a dash of R language evangelism. That's how you end up with Pablo.
Now, his love for R doesn't mean that Pablo shies away from Python. A solid academic background with an MSc in Engineering Mathematics and a burning passion for all things data science means that you will have to buckle up if you intend to follow his train of thought!
BTW, don't hesitate to ask him for one of his renowned fondue parties when you're in town. You will not be disappointed.
A split personality; Pablo is a super committed and professional developer by day and a party animal by night.
He's our top evangelist, trying to use all the new technologies in every project. He is also the scientist we all thought we were going to be when growing up, using his great coding powers for the good of humanity in awesome biotech research projects.
Having Pablo around in a project is not only super enjoyable but also a guarantee of fast delivery and outstanding quality.
Pablo is a financial mastermind and full-time dad who spends daytime taking care of his children and nighttime plotting to take over the world.
Anyone who knows him will tell you the same: Pablo is an adventurer at heart. From military school, to student activism, to college parties, to the Great Wall of China, he has seen it all.
A mind sharp as a razor, top-tier networking skills, and an unmatched nose for business make him the ideal partner for your next project. Looking for someone in fintech? Then you're looking for Pablo.
If you are ever around Luxembourg City, you may want to ring him up. He is famous for giving the best walking tours around.
B.S. in Computer Engineering. MSc student in Computer Science and seasoned Lecturer in Machine Learning.
Raul masters the design and development of AI Systems, and he is very proud to be the Tryolabs's "Artificial Intelligence Mad Scientist".
He has extensive experience in Machine Learning, Natural Language Processing, Web mining and Software development. If Raul can't solve it, it can't be done.
Rodrigo knows all the trick of the trade. He is a tinker, a code artisan and an applications crafter. His working experience in development started in 2005 using J2EE, then a few years later he discovered Python and everything changed for good.
Rodrigo is a problem solver, a creative mind and an inspiration to all of us. Our best estimation is that 8 out of 10 of our office memes and emojis are Rodrigo-inspired and although he does not admit it, he loves that kind of attention.
On a separate note: Rodrigo likes to party... a lot.
Sebastian, aka sebagon, aka CEOgon, became our CEO after almost 2 decades in the industry working on leading roles in many startups and mid-sized companies.
He's a Jedi master of focus and productivity and has his own methods and processes for everything. Knowing San Francisco like the palm of his hand, Sebagon loves meetings in the Bay Area where his favorite technologies are discussed (including machine learning, blockchain and app development) and never says no to a glass of white wine or Pizza at Il Casaro.
He describes himself as a family man who loves to party... and both are absolutely true.
Smart, creative and super fun. Soledad combines all the great qualities that make an engineer stand out.
On her weird side, Soledad has a long standing enmity with sparkling water that comes from past generations. She even uses a spoon to stir a glass with Coke! She just hates the bubbles so much!
Tommy was gifted with an imagination not constrained by the impossible and a personality stronger than the status quo.
Creative, resourceful, ingenious are all words you would use to describe someone who went from basic programming to training GANs in just a few months. Check out his project, he used computer vision to generate audio and got some pretty sick drum sounds out of it.
Any description of Tommy would be incomplete without his passion for music. From the time he picked up his first guitar, it was clearly here to stay. He is also a certified producer, a DIY electronics enthusiast, and has the most professional home studio this side of the Uruguay river.
Pretty good all around, huh?
It's 9 AM, and you're at the office sipping your first coffee. You open your browser to check yesterday's emails when you feel the presence of an overwhelming wave of energy and proactivity. Vic just arrived.
From drama club to Tae Kwon Do to grass hockey, she loves to take part in as many extracurricular activities as possible.
Vic also enjoys sharing random thoughts that pop in her mind and has a lifelong dream of attending a party at a hangar.
In need of anything office-related? Just ask and she'll have it solved by the end of the day. That's Vic guaranteed™.
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