Lucio Villa

Web Developer & Photographer

Web Work


¡Hola Mundo!

This week marks the 3rd year I have been here in Chicago and I can't believe how much I have been able to accomplish here. I am the News Applications Developer at Hoy Chicago, member of Latino Techies, Board Member of NAHJ Chicago, Migrahack mentor, LatinoCon 2015 speaker, NICAR 2015 speaker, co-founder of Code Latino, helped organize Latino Hackathon and take photos every once in a while.


About Me

Lucio Villa is a photojournalist and News Applications Developer at Hoy Chicago. Villa completed a year-long fellowship at The Chicago Reporter, an award-winning investigative magazine, in 2013. He’s covered immigration, health and trauma issues through long-term visual documentary work and has experience doing data visualizations. His work has appeared internationally through EFE and locally at The Chicago Tribune, Chicago Catalyst among others.

Villa is originally from Compton, CA and graduated from Cal State Fullerton with a Bachelor’s Degree in Photojournalism.

He enjoys attending hackathons, member of Latino Techies, board member of NAHJ Chicago and enjoys teaching journalists about open-source tools for reporting/data.