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