Hi there 👋! I’m Henrique and I’m a B.Sc. student 🎓 in Information Systems and Computer Engineering at Instituto Superior Técnico, in Lisbon. Currently working at Protocol Labs on decentralizing the web.
I believe in the transparency and openness of the web and when creating software so you
can probably say I’m 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
📰 A bit of history
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.
🤔 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.