Pierre Romera is Chief Technology Officer at the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists where he builds interactive stories and tools. He’s also associate professor at Sciences Po, where he teaches computer science to journalists.
Before joining ICIJ, Pierre was the Chief Technology Officer and co-founder of Journalism++, an award-wining organization that led major investigations in Europe. Pierre and his team created data visualizations, interactive stories and tools in partnership with large media outlets such as AFP, France Télévision, ARTE, Wikileaks and Google. Their project, The Migrants’ Files, won several prestigious prizes, including the European Press Prize.
He was also a data journalism pioneer in France at OWNI, where part of his work was awarded an ONA prize in 2010. A self-taught programmer and journalist, he took part in thousands of open source projects and animated more than 1000 hours of training courses.