Genoveva Galarza Heredero

Crafting Software

I am a vocational programmer, a compulsive traveler and a passionate entrepreneur.
Being always interested in AI and Computational Linguistics, I spent four years in Hyderabad, India, working at Infosys Labs on the development of context-aware systems. This gave me the chance to dedicate a lot of my time to studying NLP solutions and applying those on smart search, relationship extraction, discourse resolution and human-computer interaction for speech-based agents.
In the meantime I developed an interest in the rise of Collaborative Consumption and its possitive effect on developing nations, which led me to co-found my first start-up (and yet my only child), RideIT, a ridesharing service for companies which has won multiple Indian and international social entrepreneurship awards. Currently writing drastical code for data privacy and pretty vocal about improving diversity in this lovely sector of ours.
I love to code with the good guys.
Madrid, ESP
info(at)genocation.com

Work Experience

Sep, 2019

Present

8 months

Founding Member and Developer, IUVIA

A platform to escape from the corporate consumer cloud. Own your data, be free.

Highlights

  • We do not sell your data and we don't want to know more about you than what's essential
  • Use apps in a way that you are already familiar with, from wherever you want
  • Keep your data philosophically, but also physically under your control
  • You won't just have to trust us to live by our word, you can audit us or have anyone else do it

Oct, 2016

Aug, 2019

2 years 10 months

Software Engineer, OpenShine

OpenShine is a Spanish company founded by a group of high qualified professionals with a well-known trajectory inside Open Source Software world. Its goal is to stay on top of the newest Big Data and Cloud technologies in order to build high quality solutions for our clients. OpenShine is driven by our love for good quality code, administrative transparency, good work ethics and an horizontal and colaborative structure.

Highlights

  • Build auto-scalable multi tenancy systems
  • Obtain Angular and Vue advanced skills by doing pretty much anything
  • Work on amazing domains such as video streaming platforms, renewable energy analytics, IoT
  • Implement the best Continuous Development and Continuous Integration practices to achieve painless deployment processes (even on Fridays!)
  • Conceive, develop and mantain the biggest colaborative and Open Source platform for free webcomic hosting in Spanish: faneo.es

Jan, 2013

Sep, 2016

3 years 8 months

Co-Founder and CTO, RideIT

RideIT is an Indian startup operating on the urban transport sector. RideIT is an online multi-platform service that helps employees share their rides. RideIT offers a wide range of features to falicitate public or private vehicle sharing to our customers - as part of its B2C vertical -, and offers full transport solutions to companies - B2B. RideIT approaches the challenge of indian transport sharing by specializing on a route-based matching algorithm to maximize the relevance of search results, and collecting and analyzing information of the hourly rides happening in urban areas.

Highlights

  • Design and build a modular, scalable, efficient and reusable architecture for RideIT different features.
  • Design and build the core route-matching algorithm.
  • Manage the development team, build and maintain efficient and collaborative development in an international and plural team.
  • Build and maintain a layered network architecture with zero downtime deployments using docker containers.

Mar, 2015

Sep, 2015

6 months

Data Scientist, Quarizmi AdTech

Quarizmi AdTech is an Advertising Technology company changing the way paid search is done. It applies Machine Learning and Natural Language Processing and Generation (NLP and NLG) to create highly profitable and scalable long tail campaigns that complement other PPC efforts, to bring an overall increase of up to ten-fold.

Highlights

  • Build software that uses different NLP techniques - statistical and symbolic - to analyze large sets of user-written queries and utterances.
  • Build applications to help on keyword analysis, understand the possible user generated mistakes - grammar errors, abbreviations -, and generate trustworthy corrections.
  • Build NLG tools to automatically generate relevant and engaging ads according to the AdWords constrains and definitions parting from very large sets of relevant keywords.

Jul, 2012

Dec, 2013

1 year 6 months

Research Associate, Infosys

Worked at Infosys Labs - R&D unit of Infosys -, specializing on Natural Language Processing, Activity Context Aware Systems and Semantic Technologies for new generation digital workspaces.

Highlights

  • Designed and created different speech-based agents in different domains using Nuance Speech Recognition engines.
  • Built discourse and semantic grammars and interaction FSMs and data models that would define the context and domain of the speech-based agents.
  • Wrote, published and presented articles in diverse national and international AI conferences
  • Mentored various interns coming as part of the InStep program

Sep, 2010

Jul, 2012

1 year 10 months

Junior Research Associate, Infosys

Worked at Infosys Labs - R&D unit of Infosys -, in the group C-KDIS - Centre for Knowledge-Driven Intelligent Systems - as a specialist in Natural Language Processing for Knowledge work Support Systems.

Highlights

  • Building the theoretical base of a novel class of knowledge management systems
  • Exploring WordNet and NLP techniques in the frame of Information Extraction and Retrieval from unclassified and untagged texts.
  • Create the architecture for a smart digital and context-aware workspace (NGDW)

Education

2003 to 2008

Engineering in Computer Science
Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (FI, UPM)
GPA: 7.05

2008 to 2009

Final Project
Instituto Tecnológico de Buenos Aires (ITBA)
GPA: 10

Skills

Front End
  • JavaScript
  • TypeScript
  • ES6
  • Angular
  • Angular 2+
  • VueJS
  • Webpack
  • HTML5
  • CSS3
  • D3.js
  • ECharts
  • Highcharts
  • Jest
  • Karma
Back End
  • Python
  • Django
  • Django-Rest-Framework
  • Flask
  • Java
  • J2EE
  • PHP
  • NodeJS
Sysadmin and DevOps
  • Apache
  • Tomcat
  • Nginx
  • Docker
  • Kubernetes
  • Vagrant
  • AWS
  • GCP
  • Google Professional Cloud Architect
Computational Linguistics
  • Stanford NLP
  • NLTK
  • WordNet
  • FrameNet
  • SRGS
Other Languages
  • C++
  • Haskell
  • Prolog
  • Java
  • Shell Scripting
Data
  • MySQL
  • PostgreSQL
  • MongoDB
  • Cassandra
  • ElasticSearch
  • Redis
  • RocksDB
Operating Systems
  • Linux
  • Unix
Workflow and Version Control
  • Scrum
  • Git
  • Trello
  • Jenkins
  • Gitlab
  • Gitlab-ci
  • Ansible

Awards

Feb, 2014

Best Social Venture
Microsoft Youth Spark Live

RideIT awarded as best social venture at the global Microsoft YouthSpark tech business competition.

Mar, 2014

Second Best Social Business
APTE Summit, Ohio State University

Participated in the APTE (Alleviating Poverty Through Entrepreneurship) 2014 Summit in Columbus, Ohio, and won the second prize at the APTE Social Business Competition.

Dec, 2014

Best Go Green! Business
World Summit Youth Award

The World Summit Youth Award is a global contest which brings together young developers and digital entrepreneurs who use internet and mobile technology to put the UN Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) into action.

Mar, 2015

Hottest Tech Start Up
Hyderabad Software Enterprises Association

RideIT won the Best Software Product Start-up at Consumer Early Stage, in the HYSEA Summit & Awards 2015, Hyderabad (India)

Publications

Support Systems for Knowledge Works: A perspective of future of Knowledge Management Service, Proceedings of ICSEM 2011
Published on: Sep, 2011

Languages

Spanish
English
Hindi

Interests

Art and Illustration
  • Reading and Drawing Comic
  • Developer of Faneo.es
  • Sketching and Painting
  • Digital Coloring with Krita
  • ASCII art
Internet and Computers
  • Developer and mantainer of Faneo.es
  • Dockerizing things
  • Extreme CSS
  • Animating ASCII art!

References

It is my pleasure to recommend Genoveva. We worked together in Quarizmi AdTech and I was impressed with her deep knowledge in Natural Language Processing, Programming with Java, Redis Databases and Docker. She is a brave, very determined and, of course, a hugely skilled person with an admirable talent. I can say with confidence that she would be a very valuable worker for any team.
— Iván Vallés Pérez
Genoveva came to us as part of the premier InStep program, and chose to join us full time. She went on to have first author publications, presentated her work on Activity Context-aware Systems at AAAI, mentored very successful interns, helped create discourse and semantic grammars for intelligent speech-enabled context-aware systems in multiple domains, and was always a jovial presence for the research team. Genoveva exhibited great leadership traits through her work with RideIT which was adopted by many corporations. She has great potential for further growth!
— Vikas Agrawal