I'm a Software Engineer from Portugal 🇵🇹. I'm currently working remotely for KOBIL GmbH in Germany 🇩🇪. My professional interests are distributed systems, information security and cloud native applications. In my free time I manage several projects I created over the years:
Memoir 44 is one of the coolest board games I've tried because it's simple and yet depicts WWII battles with impressive accuracy. The community for the game was limited to a closed group on facebook and an ancient forum that was plagued with spam, so I created a Discourse board for it. In the first year I managed to get about 120 users, mostly lurkers, but I get around 3000 unique visitors per month from all around the world. Overall I feel good to have provided a good platform that enabled posting new type of content like scenarios and campaigns, where users can look at the scenarios before deciding whether to play them or not.
This is a general purpose forum built for Portuguese speaking people with the goal of building a community which didn't rely on old and insecure bulletin board systems. I learned that people find it hard to justify leaving a platform like Facebook for anything else, and this project has really struggled to get traction, even a year later.
A URL shortener service that in English would roughly translate to click.here. The idea was to have a great sounding shortener for Portuguese speaking people. I came up with the idea back in 2017, but only in 2019 had the willingness and help from a friend to bring it to life. It's now fully functional, very cost effective, and I'm actively looking to establish partnerships with companies in order to monetise the project.