Howdy! I'm David, a Peer-to-Peer Software Engineer, upgrading the Web at Protocol Labs. Building @IPFS. Made @lxjs and @startupscholars.

about me

I consider myself to be one from many™ lucky bastards™ that found their opportunity to work with the most hard working and passionate people in humbling and encouraging endeavour such as LXJS, the Lisbon Javascript Conference and Startup Scholarship the first startup internship summer program in Portugal with a summer school and immersion program. I've a MSc in Engineering with major in Peer-to-Peer Networks from Technical University of Lisbon.

latest on my blog

endeavours

  • LXJS - Lisbon Javascript Conference
  • Startup Scholarship
  • DeltaAPP
  • Google DevFest Portugal
  • NodeCopter Lisbon
  • require('lx')
  • nodeschool Lisbon
  • docker-lisbon
  • meteor-lisbon
  • gdg-lisbon
  • Node My Ride
  • Node Security Project

experience

  • 2012 | Entertainer and Supervisor at Children/Teenager Summer Camp
  • 2013 | Node Firm Summer Intern
  • 2013 - 2014 | Node Firm Node.js Engineer
  • 2014 - 2015 | &yet ^Lift Node.js Engineer and client enthusiast
  • 2013 - 2015 | INESC-ID Lisbon Researcher
  • 2015 - present | Protocol Labs Peer-to-Peer Software Engineer

education

degree

  • BSc in Communication Networks
  • MSc with Major in Peer-to-Peer Networks

fun academic projects

research scholarships

  • 2011 | IST Math Department Researcher for Ops Infrastructure.
  • 2012 | IST Researcher - Develop Productivity Courses for High School professors
  • 2014 | INESC-ID + FCT European Project, Synergy

certifications

  • 2010 | Android 101 - GPS and Maps API by Opensoft Soluções Informáticas, Lda
  • 2010 | IEEE Teacher In-Service Program (TISP) by IEEE EAB
  • 2010 | Advanced Linux by NPGFC-IST
  • 2012 | Animator and Field Monitor for Teenager Vacation Camps by Run&Slide
  • 2014 | PADI Open Water Scuba Diver by Haliotis

publications and talks

service

IEEE

  • 2012 - 2013 | IEEE-IST Chairperson
  • 2012 - 2013 | IEEE Portugal Section WebMaster
  • 2012 - 2013 | IEEE Computer Society Student Ambassador for Region 8 (EMEA)
  • 2013 | IEEE Region 8 (EMEA) Electronic Communications Coordinator
  • 2013 | IEEE Region 8 (EMEA) madC (Mobile Application Development Competition) Advisor and Judge
  • 2013 - 2014 | Computer Society Membership Development Coordinator for Region 8 (EMEA)

Google

  • 2012 - 2013 | Google Student Ambassador for Europe
  • 2013 | Google DevFest Lisbon Main Organizer

awards

  • Aug 2012 | Winner of Richard E. Merwin Award by IEEE Computer Society
  • Jul 2012 | 1st Place IEEE Region 8 (EMEA) Website Contest
  • Dec 2012 | 3rd Place IEEE Global Website Contest
  • Dec 2011 | 1st Place at Microsoft Windows Phone App Code Camp, Palmela, Portugal
  • Dec 2011 | 2nd Place with a honorable award at Google Case Competition on BET24H Entrepreneurial Competiton

hobbies

  • Capoeira
  • Scuba Diving
  • Krav Maga
  • Surf
  • Skimboard
  • Music