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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.

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Written by João Ferreira on Oct 17, 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.

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Written by Gabriel Poca on Oct 07, 2016

We did it. We made it happen. MirrorConf is done. By now, all of our team is remembering how great and rewarding MirrorConf turned out to be. All the effort and time invested was totally worth it. Even being on Subvisual’s internship program, I felt like I was part of something beautiful.

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Written by Summer Campers on Sep 29, 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.

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Written by Gabriel Poca on Sep 20, 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.

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Written by Fernando Mendes on Sep 05, 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.

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Written by João Justo on Aug 16, 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.

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Written by Gabriel Poca on Aug 08, 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.

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Written by Gabriel Poca on Jul 29, 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.

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Written by Gabriel Poca on Jul 22, 2016

At Subvisual we take community building very seriously as you can see by the conferences and meetups we have organized or sponsored throughout the years, and part of building a community is getting to know its members.

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Written by Luis Zamith on Jul 19, 2016

This is the story of Shelf, a product we just recently launched but has been in the making for almost 3 years now. Why has it taken so long? What was the process to get it into the wild? Those are the questions I aim to answer with this article, and hopefully you can draw some inspiration to do something similar in your company.

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Written by Luis Zamith on Jun 22, 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.

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Written by Roberto Machado on May 18, 2016

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

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Written by Roberto Machado on Apr 08, 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.

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Written by Francisco Baila on Oct 07, 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.

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Written by Roberto Machado on Jun 17, 2014

That's right folks, it's official: we are working on the very first RubyConf Portugal. It's been a while since the idea first crossed our minds and now, after a lot of work put into contributing to improve the portuguese Ruby community, we are finally ready to take this big step. This is an event envisioned by Group Buddies, although everyone is invited to help us put it together. We want to join forces and unite the community, in order to create the best event we possibly can.

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Written by Roberto Machado on Mar 28, 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.

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Written by Roberto Machado on Nov 26, 2013

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

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Written by Roberto Machado on Oct 29, 2013

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

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Written by Roberto Machado on Oct 21, 2013