I am passionate software engineer and pro-European living and working in Lisbon. I love systems and software composed by simple, well-defined modules. Correctness is also rather convenient.
I was born in the last weeks of 1989 on an island in the Atlantic Ocean and there I grew up and lived until my seventeens.
I left Madeira for Lisbon to attend Instituto Superior Técnico where I later graduated from with a BSc and a MSc degree in Software Engineering and Computer Science.
While still in Madeira, I had a loft where I spent most of my free time developing websites, for what was a very different web, and running a couple of servers. At the time there was no Ubuntu, Fedora or CentOS so I ran a mix of Conectiva Linux and
FreeBSD. I later went through a wide variety of distros, from
Ubuntu. Of all,
Arch was probably the one that had the longest stay.
I started programming more than fifteen years ago, still in Madeira, first in
PHP and then in
Python, which is still one of my favourite programming languages. Since then I learned a handful of languages, from
Nowadays I am mainly interested in
containers and all things involving Linux namespacing and
cgroups, container orchestration, configuration management and monitoring.
I have also worked as a full stack engineer and have used
Spring on the backend and
React on the frontend.