I am a software engineer passionate about user interface design and the free and open source development model.
Since 2009 I have contributed to the GNOME community in various fronts. I started as a translator, but later I got engaged into marketing and outreach activities by organizing and speaking about GNOME at free software conferences. As a result of my enjoyment of the role, I decided to pursue a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science at Universidade Federal de Pelotas. My final research thesis essay was about semantic desktop technologies and its applications.
A couple of years later, in 2012, I participated in the Google Summer of Code internship program where I learnt the essentials of software engineering by working in the GNOME community during the summer.
Currently I live in the lovely Czech Republic, where I joined the Red Hat Desktop Team to contribute to the development of GNOME and Fedora. In 2020 I was elected to the GNOME Foundation Board of Directors. I am also an org admin for GNOME in Google Summer of Code and Outreachy.
My long-term goal is to help make the development of desktop Linux sustainable to scale our reach to a wider set of audiences beyond developers and computer experts.
I blog about my GNOME contributions here. In my Twitter account I dump thoughts about software engineering, infosec, politics, rap, and football. I maintain a list of my talks and workshops. Feel free to send me an email or contact me through one or some of my social media profiles. If you desire to have a private conversation, you can encrypt your message to me using my GPG key.