I'm Fernando Espinosa, a developer based in Madrid, Spain.
I ♥ ruby and crafting beautiful apps with it.
This is a selection of my latests work. You can get a full description of each proyect by clicking the "more info" links in each thumbnail.
A review of the World Heritage Sites web site.more info
The idea behind this project was to perform a facelift to the official UNESCO World Heritage Sites website, giving it a geospatial touch.
Oh! And it made it to the readwrite blog.
A crowd-computing platform to discover planets outside of our Solar System.more info
Planet-Hunters is a crowd-computing platform to discover planets outside of our Solar System. As the front-end developer, the biggest challenge was the light-curve graph, developed using Protovis.
The project has been a great success, and several habitable planets has been found accross the universe. This projects has been mentioned in sites like BBC News, Daily Mail, The Guardian, Time and Fox News.
An application to help NGOs to map their efforts around the world.more info
NGO Aid Map is a web project to showcase all the great efforts the InterAction NGOs coalition is making around the world.
It's a Ruby on Rails application, with a custom hand-made backoffice to help InterAction administrators to manage the site and its data.
A geospatial database in the cloud.more info
CartoDB is a geospatial database in the cloud. It enables users to visualize data in a map in a really easy way.
It's a pretty complex piece of code. It's built on top of PostgreSQL, with node.js and Ruby on Rails as the main frameworks.
A visualization of 2011 Spanish general elections for the Spanish public television.more info
Our job here was to create a visualization of the 2011 Spanish election results.
The main difficulty was the creation of the mechanism that will enable us to proccess the electoral results as they were being received by us in realtime.
This project won a bronze medal in Malofiej20.
Search all Ikea products that fit in that gap of your home.more info
This is a personal project I created after a frustrating time browsing through the Ikea website.
I scraped the entire Ikea website, generated a database with the data and built a web application on top of it.
Perform rapid geospatial analysis of species in a simple and powerful way.more info
A tool to help biologist to perform geospatial analysis of species in the whole world.
It provides scientists with several tools to retrieve data from datasources as GBIF or Flickr, and to analyze the results.
An eGobernment platform for the Basque gobernment.more info
We were asked to work in the next version of one of the first eGobernment platforms in the world.
Our main concern was to develop a platform that encouraged citizens to participate in their nation issues.
Helps abandoned pets to find a new home.more info
I love animals, and with this project I wanted to help all those abandoned pets we see every day in our streets.
Sadly, the project is a little bit abandoned... But a new version is in the works, with a new great design.