The Traveling Hacker


Chronicles of an international programmer

Monitoring your Uber prices

From a tiny ETL using Python and Uber's public API to data visualization using D3.js

Have you ever wondered how your Uber prices evolve throughout the day, week, month or even year?
You might have already noticed that prices can go from "Awesome, that's cheap, I love this app!" to "Oh hell no! I ain't paying for that sh*t!" in a matter of minutes? ... Read full post


Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality are here to stay

Creating an Augmented Reality app with embedded video for the Google Cardboard using the Vuforia SDK

Facebook's Oculus Rift is already available for pre-order at Oculus' website since last week. However, the price is way higher than what people were expecting: $599.00. Honestly, I do not think I will pay the price, even though I would love to have one. I would like to know ... Read full post


You can use your IT skills to change the world

Saving elephants and stopping sex trafficking in Thailand

There are hundreds of humanitarian projects around the world where you can use your IT skills to help. And even without any IT skills, you can still help by volunteering or donating money. I decided to write this article about these two particular projects because I met their founder last ... Read full post


My 6 months hacking in paradise

It is definitely more fun in the Philippines...

I was carrying out an exchange semester in Berlin, Germany, when out of nowhere, I received a job offer from the Philippines. It was winter in Europe at that time, and I was hibernating in my dorm room. After the first job interview, I looked out the window. It was ... Read full post