Meet the team

Ekumen team
Patricio Reyna Almandos

Patricio Reyna Almandos

Patricio is a partner at Ekumen with more than 15 years in the industry. He has worked in both small and large companies as a successful lead software engineer and people manager.

He loves using, designing and creating software and being involved in projects that could help improve the world we live in, as well as traveling to open his mind. Patricio is passionate about soccer and a supporter of Estudiantes de La Plata.

Last but not the least, he is a really fun person to talk to :)

Guillermo Manzato

Guillermo Manzato

Guillermo ( Gui ) is a partner of Ekumen, with extensive experience ( 15+ years ) in different IT projects, development and management.

He is passionate about software development, from 8 bit microcontrollers to web applications, and technology in general.

In his free time, besides programming, he likes playing soccer, hiking and woodworking.

Fabricio Baglivo

Fabricio Baglivo

Fabricio is an electronic engineer and working towards his PhD from the University of Buenos Aires. He is also a teaching assistant for the microcontroller laboratory at UBA where he teaches 8-bit microcontrollers to electronic and software engineering students.

He has experience with robotics, programming in ASM, C, C++, Python, Matlab, signal processing, and biomedical engineering.

Fabricio is passionate about science and technology and believes they are the keys to the future.

Agustín Alba Chicar

Agustín Alba Chicar

Agustin is an electronic engineer from National Technological University and is a teaching assistant in Theory of Circuits II. He has more than six years of experience working in software from embedded systems to low level communications protocols to web apps.

He views programming as a means to improve things and make an impact. Most recently he has been contributing algorithms and simulation expertise for autonomous vehicles to open source projects.

Besides programming he likes being with his family and friends, running and playing soccer.

Michel Hidalgo

Michel Hidalgo

Michel is an Electrical Engineering student from the National Technologic University. He is passionate about human knowledge as a whole, specially when it comes to STEM fields, physics and engineering being his first choice.

He's a fast learner: in a couple months, he picked up with ROS, Gazebo, Grunt, AngularJS, Docker and Ansible technologies to name a few, consistently delivering value to customers when simulating, building, interfacing or deploying their robotic solutions.

In his free time, if not spent with his family or friends, he likes to watch a good movie and play his old guitar.

Germán Mas

Germán Mas

Germán is an Electronic Engineering student from the University of San Juan in his final year. Always eager to learn new things and apply that knowledge, he likes programming, web technologies and computer vision. He has recently been developing web applications using Polymer, Angular and React.

In his free time, he enjoys reading books, watching interesting movies and playing tabletop roleplaying games with friends.

Fabricio Emder

Fabricio Emder

Fabricio has been passionate about robotics from a young age. He loves researching new things and tackling challenging projects in robotics. He enjoys sharing his knowledge and passion for robotics and is a founding member of the Student Robotics Groups at the National University of San Juan. Fabricio is finishing his last year in Electronic Engineering. He also teaches robotics at the University of La Punta and mentors the high school team for RoboCup.

He had been working on projects using ROS and Gazebo simulating real robots with custom sensors.

In his free time he enjoys reading books, cycling, and hiking.

Florencia Grosso

Florencia Grosso

Flor is an Electronics Engineer from the University of Buenos Aires. She is a highly motivated quick learner, with experience as a team leader and Python developer in Robotics projects.

She believes that technology is a powerful tool that can be used to improve everyday life in all corners of the world. While at University, she developed her Master Thesis in Biomedical Engineering, building a Neural Network based Brain Computer Interface to help paralyzed patients communicate.

Florencia is passionate about learning new languages as well as meeting new cultures. She loves to spend her free time with family and friends, watching movies or visiting her hometown.

Gerardo Puga

Gerardo Puga

Gerardo is an Electronic Engineer with a MSc. on Electronics (University of La Plata) with a specialization on Embedded Systems (University of Buenos Aires). He's been working in academics for about a decade, and is currently Associate Professor at the "Advanced Computer Architectures" and "Introduction to Digital Design" courses for Electronic Engineering and Computer Engineering students. Before joining Ekumen he also spent several years working on Global Positioning System receivers for space applications within a research group at the University of La Plata.

He loves learning new tools and methodologies, and is always looking for the next learning opportunity.

When off the clock he likes to spend time reading, dancing salsa, and watching movies. From time to time he has also been known to show interest for playing the guitar, making friendship bracelets, photography, building balsa model planes and a long etc.

Ivan Paunovic

Ivan Paunovic

Ivan Paunovic is an Electronic Engineer from the National Technological University, where he has been TA in Circuit Theory II since 2016. He likes coding in general, from low-level firmware to high-level software and generally uses Python and C++. He has experience in hardware design, low-level firmware, automation and is now collaborating with ROS 2.

In his free time, he enjoys running, spending time with friends, watching basketball or football matches, learning new languages and traveling.

Christian Barceló

Christian Barceló

Christian Barceló is a developer and a Computer Engineering student at the University of Buenos Aires. He has been developing for 4 years using Java, Javascript, Python, C++. He previously worked in research and development of new technologies for cinema and interactive stands.

He is passionate about learning everything related to technology and is continuously searching for new things to learn and places to put it in practice.

In his spare time, he usually learns new programming languages, watches interesting movies or reads about discoveries in the fields of physics and maths. He also likes turning coffee into code.

Gonzalo de Pedro

Gonzalo de Pedro

Gonzalo de Pedro is a software developer with experience in different systems and industries. He has worked in the aerospace industry, healthcare and retail. He has experience in web technologies and also in back-end, batch and soft real time systems.

When not working he enjoys riding and repairing bicycles and playing the drums in an uruguayan murga or in a afrobazilerian bloko.

Javier Lurgo

Javier Lurgo

Javier Lurgo is a passionate software developer with several years of experience in the field. He wrote firmware for 8-bit microcontrollers, designed and manufactured electronic products. He also worked on full stack development for web applications in C# and then moved to JS technologies. He studied Electronics Engineering at the National University of Technology where he joined the IA and robotics research group.

In his free time he likes to be with his family, read a good book and go sailing.

Agustin Calcagno

Agustin Calcagno

Agustin has been working as an agile software developer for 20 years.

After developing software for many different industries (banking, HR, logistics, health, advertising, accountancy, among others) his advice is not to be tied to any particular technology, but instead, focus on the (much less transient) concepts and ideas behind them. Always keeping in mind software quality.

He loves to travel, play music, and acting, as well as dabbling a new topic in every available opportunity.

Nahuel Espinosa

Nahuel Espinosa

Nahuel is an Electronics Engineer from National Technological University. He has experience working with embedded systems, using bare-metal firmware, real-time operating systems and reactive event-based frameworks. Lately, he has been working in robotics and simulations.

He is also teaching Computer Science at a local highschool and enjoys learning about technology, mathematics, physics and science in general.

In his spare time, he likes playing bass and watching TV shows.

Luis Chico

Luis Chico

Luis is an Electronic Engineer graduated from University of Buenos Aires with a specialization in Embedded Systems. He loves being an Engineer. From a young age he has been interested in disassembling electronic devices and putting them back together, in order to understand how they work. Nowadays it's still one of his favorite hobbies, along with handy work and home-improvement!

He enjoys practicing sports a lot. He plays football 11 in a tournament organized by "Asociación Cultural y Deportiva de Profesionales Universitarios de Salta" as well as paddle twice a week.

Matias Alejandro Manevi

Matias Alejandro Manevi

Matias is a Software Engineer who loves turning edge-cut ideas into well-coded applications. He's an enthusiast about learning new things, like understanding new ways of working, and improving both soft skills and tech knowledge. He's experienced in Web Applications, having worked with several technologies such as Javascript, Node, Typescript and React, among others.

On his free time, Matias likes to get in touch with nature and doing some exercise. When he's not spending time with family and friends in a BBQ, he may be reading a good book or playing videogames.

Carolina Pistillo

Carolina Pistillo

Carolina is an Electronic and Computer Engineering student from the University of Buenos Aires in her last years of study. She is also a teaching assistant for "Algorithms and Programming II", where she teaches object-oriented programming and data structures in C++.

She's passionate about science in all its fields. When it comes to software development, she likes low-level languages, so she can feel closer to the hardware; still, she also enjoys high-level languages because they enable her to interact with graphics and visual stuff. Most recently, she has been developing apps in Unity.

In her free time, she likes playing tunes on the piano or the guitar, and she's always up for playing a good ol´soccer match with friends!

Michelle Foussats

Michelle Foussats

Michelle is a team-orientated leader with over 10 years of progressive experience in project management and business administration. Besides taking care of the proficient running of administrative affairs she is dedicated to develop enjoyable internal customer experience. Dog person. Yoga enthusiast.

César Carballido

César Carballido

César is an Electronic Engineer from UTN-FRH, with previous experience in embedded software programming. He has also worked developing projects from scratch in industrial automations.

Besides electronics, he is also a San Lorenzo de Almagro fan, and in his free time he likes swimming and playing tennis. He also loves travelling.

Fabrizio Pezzino

Fabrizio Pezzino

Fabrizio is an Electronic Engineer from Universidad Católica de Asunción (UCA). While finishing his degree, he was a junior researcher at UCA and a teaching assistant at UNA. He has experience with digital system design and fiber optics networks.

Some of his hobbies include watching video game speedruns, reading books & comics, and playing tabletop games.

Steven Desvars

Steven Desvars

Steven is an Electronics Engineering student from the National University of Asunción (UNA), who's currently working on his final degree project.

He enjoys learning new tools to tackle different problems, usually working with technologies such as ROS, Gazebo, Docker and programming in C++ and Python.

In his free time he likes playing video games (being Super Nintendo his favorite console), discovering new music artists of different genres, and grabbing a beer with his friends.

Juan Manuel Carosella

Juan Manuel Carosella

JuanMa is completing his Electronics Engineer degree at the University of Buenos Aires. He works with C++ and Python and also robotics simulations in Gazebo and ROS.

When he’s not working, he is probably studying to finish his career or, what he loves the most, playing computer games.

He was also a part time bartender for over 8 years and a sailor!

Camila Stolowicz

Camila Stolowicz

Camila is an Electronics Engineer Student at the University of Buenos Aires. She likes coding in general and is always excited to learn new things but she is particularly interested in the field of robotics.

In her free time, she enjoys doing arts and crafts, such as embroidering, and spending time with family and friends.

Jorge J. Pérez

Jorge J. Pérez

Jorge Perez is an electronics engineer from the Simon Bolivar University, Venezuela. Before Ekumen, he used to work as a freelancer engineer in firmware/automation projects. At Ekumen he works as a robotics software engineer in ROS2 / Ignition Gazebo projects.

Music is one of his biggest passions, although he started somewhat late, he takes lots of his free time learning how to sing, play ukulele, project his image and create interesting content in his twitter account. Seasoned random content creator, newbie musician.

Carla Sobico

Carla Sobico

Carla is completing her Electronics Engineering degree at the University of Buenos Aires, where she is also a Teaching Assistant since 2018. She is interested in learning about new fields in Electronics Engineering.

She believes that her career has a lot of interesting practical applications. That’s why she has learned about automation and physical electronics at the university. Currently, she is working with sensors and developing Android apps.

In her free time she enjoys reading, cooking pastry and spending time with family and friends.

Advisors

Julián Cerruti

Julián Cerruti

Julian is the founder and CTO of InOrbit and former founder and CEO of Ekumen. Throughout his 15+ years of experience he has led many challenging, first-of-their-kind software projects to successful completion.

Despite being a successful manager and businessman, Julian's true passion lies is software development and working with technology in general. In his free time, he likes rollerblading, longboarding, biking and working on side projects such as scratch-building R/C airplanes, quadcopters, 3D printers, and HTPCs.