DjangoCon Europe 2016

Last weekend I had the pleasure to attend DjangoCon Europe, in Budapest. I never actually had contact with Python or Django, however, I was invited to be one of the keynote speakers this year. First of all, I have to say that I’m immensely grateful for this invitation. This was my first keynote ever and I actually never expected it to happen outside the circuit of PHP conferences, since it’s where people know me more. Big thank you to the organizers for being open to bring people from other communities to present at DjangoCon. This was definitely a conference unlike…
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SunshinePHP 2015 wrap-up

Last weekend, the 2015 edition of SunshinePHP conference took place in the sunny Miami, Florida. Two days of awesome talks and great socials, in a most formidable venue. This is a quick wrap-up post about my experience. Last weekend, the 2015 edition of SunshinePHP conference took place in the sunny Miami, Florida. Two days of awesome talks and great socials, in a most formidable venue. This is a quick wrap-up post about my experience. I’d like to start by giving a BIG kudos to Adam Culp for the effort on promoting diversity and making sure we have a safe environment for everybody…
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PHPBenelux conference 2015

A quick wrap-up post about PHPBenelux conference 2015. The conference season started once again, and PHPBenelux keeps the tradition of kicking off the year in great style. This is a special conference to me, always heard about it back in Brazil and never thought I would be attending one day in my life. [View the story “PHPBenelux 01” on Storify] DigitalOcean prepared something really awesome for the attendees on the Friday social: a surf simulator! [View the story “PHPBenelux 02” on Storify] This is the second year I attend – this time I didn’t have the pleasure of being a official speaker…
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I found Wonderland. Hint: it’s in Germany

In 2013 I went to Hamburg with my Husband as he was attending a conference – called CCC, Chaos Communication Congress. Happening since 1984, the conference is organized by the Chaos Computer Club, characterized as “…one of the most influential digital organisations anywhere, the centre of German digital culture, hacker culture, hacktivism, and the intersection of any discussion of democratic and digital rights.”  I ended up joining the conference for 1 day, and it was fantastic! I wrote about the experience, including my favorite talks, here. I promised to come back for the full conference in 2014, and so I did. Now, what can I…
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DrupalCon Amsterdam 2014

As you probably already know, I just started working as developer advocate for DigitalOcean. This week I went to my first DrupalCon, also the first conference I’m participating as a sponsor! I had such an amazing time there, meeting awesome people and spreading the word about Digital Ocean <3. As you probably already know, I just started working as developer advocate for DigitalOcean. This week I went to my first DrupalCon, also the first conference I’m participating as a sponsor! I had such an amazing time there, meeting awesome people and spreading the word about DigitalOcean <3. I was really…
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Underground, Hacktivism and Resistance – the CCC Experience (30C3)

Last week, from 26 to 30 of December, the 30th edition of Chaos Communication Conference (CCC) took place in Hamburg – Germany. I went to visit Hamburg accompanying my husband, who was going to the conference. At first, I didn’t plan to join the conference, cause I had an idea that it would be way too far from my expertise areas (I ain’t no hacker). But since they had day tickets available, after having a look at the schedule I was very curious and decided to join on Sunday (day 3) specially because of Julian Assange’s talk. To be very…
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