Food, family, friends, hobbies and motivation are the fuel of my life.
Software Engineer (web and mobile)
In the present I'm working as a freelancer. Let me know if you need a quote from me.
Mobile Software Engineer iOS/Android
Mellow is an IoT smart sous-vide machine remotely controlled by a mobile app. My main role was to build from scratch the frontend of this app natively for iOS using Swift/XCode and Android using Java/Android Studio. I also developed the backoffice's frontend from scratch using Angular4. Initially played a bit with firmware using Squirrel for Electric Imp, backend using Parse and the mobile app using Xamarin to make a proof of concept. More info here.
Development lead and co-founder
Framefork is a user experience and design consultancy.
I was invited to be part of this startup and I accepted the challenge. I was responsible for the development and all the technical decisions, always working closely with user experience and design teams.
ALERT Life Sciences Computing S.A.
Company focused in the development, implementation and maintenance of web-based software solutions for the healthcare industry. I was part of the User Interface Department focused on the Citizen suite of products, where I participated in several projects doing user interface development using mainly ActionScript 2.0, ActionScript 3.0, Drupal 6 and all the associated technologies. I had the pleasure to work with brilliant people who helped me to improve my skills quickly. The projects were generally in teams of 3/4 people using agile methodologies.
I've done some websites as a freelancer mainly for the Higher School of Biotechnology, UCP in Portugal at European level
Degree in Electronics Engineering and Computers
I have concluded my degree with specialization in Automation, Production and Industrial Electronics in the Faculty of Engineering of the University of Porto (FEUP). In the end I performed an internship period with ISR-Porto, which consisted in the control and supervision of a CIM centre (Computer Integrated Manufacturing). I was part of a team of three people. My role was to define and develop in Delphi 7 the whole component of user interface. More information on this and other projects here.
Undergraduate in Electronics Engineering
I have concluded my degree with specialization in automation and robotics in the Higher Institute of Engineering of Coimbra (ISEC). The main project at the end of the degree was the development of a communication series interface (RS232) with a mobile phone, in order to allow the control and monitoring of a system through GSM network. I was part of a team of two people responsible for supporting the hardware component. My role was to define and develop the user interface with Visual C++. More information on this and other projects here.
To follow my goal I have chosen the scientific branch, which would allow me to get the main subjects and credits so I could apply to an electronics engineering degree. In 1993 I have started to learn reading music and playing clarinet. Around this time, I have played first clarinet in the local Brass Band “Simão da Veiga da Casa do Povo de Lavre”.
I have started to show passion for technology since an early age. I loved toys with engines, batteries, lights and things like that (they would always end up unassembled, so I could understand how they work or do new toys). A little later I was also fascinated with electricity (220V) and all the power tools. All this made it easy for me to decide which area I would want to study. At the age of 12, I decided that it would be an electronics engineer. With 13 years old I had my first PC (486 with Windows 3.1 and MS-DOS), that was so cool. Sweet times!