In contrast to most my classmates, I was excited to learn just about everything in school. Be it history and geography, or math and physics. School wasn't even enough. Back home, I’d take my father’s books to read. Books like The Servant, Freakonomics and The Facebook Effect. By then, I was just a 13-year-old nerdy kid. Still, these “business books” amazed me. Reaching the age of 15,
Back when I was fresh out of school and I started to program professionally, I didn’t care about the job titles I’d get. I was comfortable being an “IT Analyst”, a “Development Engineer”, or even a “Junior Developer”. If the position involved programming and I felt like I was a good fit, then I would take it. As time passed, I started to notice the industry distinguishes people who
Lucas Petes is a designer who isn't afraid to code. With a deep love for design, he has produced countless clean and gorgeous interfaces. He talks about his career's history, giving us a window to understand how it feels to be a designer working among programmers. He discusses the design-development complementarity, pointing that the two are sides of the same job.
Carolina Bigonha is one of the most focused and clear-minded people I know. She was a year ahead of me at the university, and a source of inspiration. I had the opportunity to talk more to her in a conference where she was presenting her research on social networks. She is an engineer who loves her work and also has a passion for business development; it was a great privilege to talk to
Rafael “Rafa” Viotti is the programmer with the highest eye for detail and quality I ever knew. This guy will spot an extra space in your code as quickly as he will point out an extra comma in a source comment. During the time I worked with Rafa, he significantly influenced my coding style, always encouraging me to strive for excellence in my code.
Leonardo "Leo" Conegundes launched a startup with my high school friends, but I only met him during our computer science studies, when he was presenting his research on using Artificial Neural Networks for the stock market. From then on, every time I talk to Leo, he is always sharing new trends and technologies. When he talks about his startup, you can clearly see he dreams of a future