Farewell, DigitalOcean! And thanks for all the… sharks <3

Chances are you already knew I left DO since this happened quite a few months ago. But I just wanted to write a proper farewell post as a way of saying THANK YOU for the whole journey 🙂 Time Flies. You certainly heard and said that a million times, but you never really grasp the reality of these words until you have a child. Because, damn! Those cute tiny humans grow really fast. But unlike other mammals, human babies need much more dedication for a lot more time, before they are able to do things by themselves (even eat!). I had…
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What I’ve Learned From a Year of Technical Writing

One year ago I was starting a new position at DigitalOcean as technical writer. I’m now back to software engineering, but my experience as a technical writer was really rewarding. Here’s some of what I learned in this period, and a few tips that helped me get better at technical writing. Those who know me for a couple years will probably also know that I started working for DigitalOcean as a developer advocate, creating a “bridge” between the company and the PHP community, given my involvement with this particular community. As I always like to emphasize, being part of the…
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New challenges ahead

Chances are you already heard the news: I’m now joining DigitalOcean as a Developer Evangelist, working close to the PHP community to help creating amazing things! I’m really excited about this, specially because I never thought I would have such an amazing opportunity one day in my life. This post tells a brief story about how I got where I am right now, just to put things in perspective. Chances are you already heard the news: I’m now joining DigitalOcean as a Developer Evangelist, working close to the PHP community to help creating amazing things! I’m really excited about this, specially because I…
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One year in Amsterdam – changes, friendship and a special thanks to the PHP community

Last week, precisely on the 19th of December, it was my “expat anniversary” – one year since I came to live in Amsterdam. The year of 2013 represented a big, outstanding change in my life – a truly watershed. It’s not only moving from a country to another, or a change of culture – which is already a big thing. It’s changing from the third world for the first world, it’s finally having access to many things that I could not reach before, getting to know people that I once, eventually, read blog posts that helped me solve my “phproblems”…
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