About

Hi there πŸ‘‹! I’m Henrique and I’m a B.Sc. student πŸŽ“ in Information Systems and Computer Engineering at Instituto Superior TΓ©cnico, 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 hacdias πŸ˜ƒ.

πŸ“° A bit of history

In 2013, I started working as an Editor on 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. Read more β†’

In late 2016, I joined a project called Upframe as Head of Technology in which I had the opportunity to talk and to work with people from different educational backgrounds, such as design and economics, to name a few. The goal was to boost the growth of the Portuguese technology panorama. Read more β†’

In late 2017, I was offered an Open Source Scholarship at Protocol Labs, which is the creator of 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. Read more β†’

πŸ€” 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.