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We had a blast in the last three years with RubyConf Portugal. Seriously, it was one of the most pleasuring things to do and we can not thank enough everyone that helped us put this together. All of you that attended the conference, all the speakers, sponsors, and volunteers, thank you again for all the support. But friends, it’s time for a pause. We will not be organizing RubyConf Portugal 2017.

Roberto Machado
Written by Roberto Machado on Mar 17th, 2017

Subvisual and The New Digital School are offering a Design Sprint - Apply now!

Francisco Baila
Written by Francisco Baila on Mar 3rd, 2017

We’re ready to announce that the 2nd edition of MirrorConf is happening on October 12-13!

Roberto Machado
Written by Roberto Machado on Feb 27th, 2017

Imagine you decided to organize an international conference starting 7 months from now. If you’ve ever been involved in organizing something like this, you know what I’m talking about. Going through all the bureaucracies and logistics, in a race against time. Imagine you’d optimistically planned for around 200 attendees and you had only sold around 50 tickets about a month and a half away from the conference. Picture your budget being vibrant red with those 50 tickets, and the pressure mounting.

João Ferreira
Written by João Ferreira on Oct 17th, 2016

Last week was awesome. On Friday, everyone got together for a company hackathon. There was paper, code, and food all over the place. We even had a delicious meal prepared by our guest Ben.

Gabriel Poça
Written by Gabriel Poça on Oct 7th, 2016

We did it. We made it happen. MirrorConf is done.

Summer Campers
Written by Summer Campers on Sep 29th, 2016

I can tell that something’s off. Boxes are laying around on the floor, unorganized. People show up at our door asking us to taste food. Phones are ringing all day. And everyone is tense. Everyone but Laura; she’s just pulling her hair off.

Gabriel Poça
Written by Gabriel Poça on Sep 20th, 2016

Another week, another weekly. For this edition, Gabriel asked me to talk a bit about my thesis and share what I have been learning and doing so far.

Fernando Mendes
Written by Fernando Mendes on Sep 5th, 2016

The secret sauce: isn’t it what everyone is looking for? To find some kind of secret sauce? Imagine how amazing it would be if you could just grab a bottle of an exotic substance, and then add a few drops of it to anything. This strange liquid would somehow turn an absolutely normal object into an amazing, delightful, joyful item.

João Justo
Written by João Justo on Aug 16th, 2016

I’m lucky to have a friend who really knows how to bring people together. He is the brains behind everything our group of friends does, whether it’s a Christmas dinner, a summer picnic, or a trip somewhere. We know that he makes sure it happens.

Gabriel Poça
Written by Gabriel Poça on Aug 8th, 2016

Last night I left home to have a drink with a friend. Next thing I know I’m at the office’s door. This has been happening a lot. My mind wanders into the future, and my body goes into auto-pilot. Sometimes the mind wanders so deeply that you forget what you were up to in the first place.

Gabriel Poça
Written by Gabriel Poça on Jul 29th, 2016

Our journey begins in the sunny city of Braga, as we adventure ourselves through the tall, green, grass. We were not prepared for this. But we pushed through. An empty Pokédex and just one Pokéball in our pockets, ready to take on the world.

Gabriel Poça
Written by Gabriel Poça on Jul 22nd, 2016

At Subvisual we take community building very seriously as you can see by

Luis Zamith
Written by Luis Zamith on Jul 19th, 2016

This is the story of Shelf,

Luis Zamith
Written by Luis Zamith on Jun 22nd, 2016

About four years ago, when our company was still taking its first steps and hardly making any money, we invested 250€ to support a small ruby conference called RubyNorte. Since we only had 200€ in our bank account, we actually had to put the extra 50€ from our own pockets. As naive and premature as it was, it is a perfect example of how much we value community, and how it is at the core of our company’s culture.

Roberto Machado
Written by Roberto Machado on May 18th, 2016

We’re ready to announce that the 3rd edition of RubyConf Portugal is happening on October 28-29!

Roberto Machado
Written by Roberto Machado on Apr 8th, 2016

The new edition of Creators School had unprecedented ambitions which required a profound rebrand. Before I get into details about the rebrand, let me introduce you briefly to the project.

Francisco Baila
Written by Francisco Baila on Oct 7th, 2015

We are launching two apprenticeships for this summer starting in the end of June. We are looking for highly curious people that are eager to learn more about the magic world of the Web and Mobile. If you are a newly-graduate, finishing your master’s degree or just trying to improve your craft, this is a unique opportunity to learn side by side with our amazing team. We don’t believe anyone should work for free, so this will be a remunerated apprenticeship.

Roberto Machado
Written by Roberto Machado on Jun 17th, 2014

That’s right folks, it’s official:

Roberto Machado
Written by Roberto Machado on Mar 28th, 2014

CoderDojo Minho, of which I’m a proud founder, is back this week, in parallel with CodeWeek, an EU initiative to promote coding for everyone.

Roberto Machado
Written by Roberto Machado on Nov 26th, 2013

Creators School’s first edition took place in September and I have to say, it was mind-blowing.

Roberto Machado
Written by Roberto Machado on Oct 29th, 2013

Last Friday, me and some folks from the Minho Ruby Brigade went to the very first Coimbra.rb meetup.

Roberto Machado
Written by Roberto Machado on Oct 21st, 2013