I am a software engineer who cares about the web, decentralization, identity, user agency, and making impactful tools for developers and users. I currently work at Protocol Labs, making IPFS better.


Software Engineer - Protocol Labs [10/2022 - present]

Part-time Software Engineer - Protocol Labs [11/2017 - 09/2022]

  • Revamped and maintained IPFS Desktop and IPFS Web UI, Electron and React applications.
  • Co-authored Testground, a testing platform for decentralized and peer-to-peer systems in Go.
  • Maintained multiple Go, JavaScript, Node.js and Electron projects.

Student Teaching Assistant - Eindhoven University of Technology [09/2021 - 06/2022]

  • Assisted teaching for 1 quartile in a Deep Learning course.
  • Prepared materials, gave practical classes and helped students.
  • Attended workshops about Intercultural Communication, Diversity, Culture and Inclusion.
  • Mentored 12 new master students from different nationalities during their first semester.

Software Developer - Upframe [09/2016 - 05/2018]

  • Built a REST API for managing email transactions, newsletters and program enrollments.
  • Built a Slack bot to help manage program enrollments, in Go.
  • Built a backend to see who is in-person at the office, send emails and manage newsletters.

Content Writer - Pplware [06/2013 - 09/2016]

  • Wrote over 400 tutorials, tech news and other articles on both Pplware and Pplware Kids.
  • Published a 60 page e-book on how to program in C for beginners when I was 15 years old.


MSc Computer Science and Engineering - Eindhoven University of Technology [2020 - 2022]

  • Grade: 8 out of 10.
  • Member of Student Film & Photography Association Dekate Mousa.
  • Member of the Website and PR Committees of Dekate Mousa.

BSc Information Systems and Computer Engineering - Instituto Superior Técnico [2017 - 2020]

  • Grade: 16 out of 20.
  • Volunteered as Student Mentor for 2 years.
  • Awarded an Academic Merit Award in 1 year.


Open Source Projects [code] [2015 - present]

  • Author and maintainer of some open source projects and free open source contributor.
  • All code is freely available on GitHub and can be used by anyone.

Personal Website [code] [2014 - present]

  • Building and maintaining my statically-generated personal website since 2014, which currently receives over 10 thousand unique visitors per month.
  • Built custom Go backend to experiment with different ideas over time, such as ActivityPub, Webmentions, Tailscale and other integrations with third party services, etc.

File Browser [code] [2015 - 2019]

  • Go and Vue.js based software that allows anyone to self-host their own file hosting service.
  • Over 50 million downloads through Docker and over 20 thousand stars on GitHub.
  • Currently maintained by the community.