Hi, I'm Francisco Dans.

I'm a software engineer with a fascination for data visualization, maps, communication, and building tools to improve the web. I am part of the News Data team at NBC News, where I work mostly on election data and the cool election night maps on MSNBC. Before that I spent a bunch of years working on the public statistics of the Wikipedia family.

I'm married to an incredibly talented Texan art writer named Lauren. After a bunch of time living in Madrid and quarantining in Galicia, we now live in Austin, TX

I like traveling to strange places. So far I've traveled to two three globally unrecognised countries. I'm very easily excited by isolated lands that somehow end up inhabited. Like the Pitcairn Islands.

I have an (un)healthy obsession with Armenia, the Japanese language, non-latin alphabets, 洋食, sandwiches from El Corte Inglés's cafeteria, opera and endless spirals of Wikipedia. I also love rowing, cooking, and memorizing unreasonable amounts of Japanese Kanji.

If you want to say hello, email me.