Maite Fernandez

Hi! My name is Maite Fernández, and I'm a bilingual journalist and digital strategist with a passion for coding.

I'm the audience engagement strategist at CQ Roll Call, a news publication that has been covering Congress for more than 60 years. Before that, I had a lot of fun being the Communications Director at ICFJ, a non-profit based in D.C. committed to advance quality journalism worldwide. I also worked as the managing editor at, a website that publishes training opportunities for journalists in seven languages. I'm originally from Uruguay, and I'm bilingual in Spanish and English. I spend my free time tinkering with code and teaching intro to Python classes. I also co-run the Hacks/Hackers DC chapter and I love to cook.

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Jorge Luis Borges

Twitter bot - @jlbaleph

A Twitter bot built with Python that tweets Jorge Luis Borges' "El Aleph."

My old portfolio

My old personal website

A portfolio website built with Bootstrap and hosted on GitHub pages.

IPS website

IPS WordPress website

The IMF-World Bank International Photographic Society website was redesigned using a WordPress template and customized using PHP, HTML and CSS.

Intro to Python session

Led an intro to Python session at the TechLady Hackathon. August, 2015

Data journalism panel

Participated on a panel at World Bank’s Open Impact Day, a one-day conference that emphasizes the impact of open data initiatives. June 2015.

Teacher and T.A.

Taught intro to Python class for women as part of Hear Me Code. Volunteered as a TA in numerous occasions. Aug. 2014 - Jan. 2015.

Data journalism session

Led an introductory session on data journalism. Professional Fellows Congress. Oct. 2013

Design-thinking workshop

Facilitated a design-thinking training camp organized by the Online News Association on ways to improve digital security for journalists. Aug. 2014.

Data journalism in Latin America

Led a session in Spanish at the Universidad ORT, Uruguay. June 2013.

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