About Me

Hi there ๐Ÿ‘‹! Currently, I am studying Information Systems and Computer Engineering at Instituto Superior Tรฉcnico in Lisbon. I started programming at a very young age, but I always wanted to know more than that because programming, despites being in the base of computer software, doesn’t really tell you how everything works together.

The (un)story of my handle: most likely you've already noticed that my handle, @hacdias, reminds of the word 'hack'. Although, I can assure you they have nothing to do with each other. It was a mere coincidence between the first letters of my first name and middle names - 'hac' - and last name - 'dias' - that I happen to enjoy.

In 2013, I started writing articles to Pplware, which is a Portuguese project that delivers the most recent news about technology to the Portuguese speaking community. It has a blog, a forum, a “sell your used stuff” kind of platform and many discussion groups.

In late 2016, I joined a project called Upframe as a Full Stack Developer in which I had the opportunity to talk and to work with people from different educational backgrounds (design, economics…). We aim to boost the growth of the Portuguese technology panorama.

In late 2017, I was offered an Open Source Scholarship at Protocol Labs, which is responsible for IPFS - the InterPlanetary File System, a decentralized and peer-to-peer protocol. On this project, my focus relies mostly on IPFS Desktop and WebUI which are graphical interfaces to manage a node.

I defend the transparency and openness when creating software so you can say I am an Open Source advocate. You can check out my GitHub profile if you want to know more about what I’m doing right now. If you want to find me in any other social networks, just search for hacdias ๐Ÿ˜ƒ.