Brand New Country/Job

I and Carol are going to move to Helsinki in the middle of October. The reason: I’ve got a new job at Nokia. I’ll work on the Maemo project. We’re just waiting for the visa. As genuine latin americans, south americans, brazilians, brazilian northeasters, from Bahia state, from Salvador city, I’m sure that living in Europe/Scandinavia/Finland/Helsinki will be a huge change for us in all the aspects.


I’m very excited about this brand new job because it’s the first time I have a job where I’ll work directly/indirectly on the stuff I could only do in my free time: GNOME and open source/free software hacking. Yay!

Last saturday, we had a party to celebrate our moving to Finland and our marriage! Here are some photos.

Thanks everyone for all the positive wishes (phone calls, e-mail, blog posts, blog comments, etc) about my marriage!

More GNOME activities

Yesterday, I gave a talk about the GNOME project for grad students from Ruy Barbosa Computing Science Faculty. Sandro, a great friend of mine, was the host teacher. This talk is part of a series of free software activities organized by GNU Ruy, the Ruy Barbosa’s free software group. Some students got very interested in contributing to the project (I’ve received e-mails at the same day).

Sandro, my friend and host

The super-sexy-speaker with his only GNOME t-shirt

The attendees

I’m very happy to know that some of the people who have contacted to get help on their first steps inside GNOME have already started to give their first contributions. I’ve known of at least three people that have already sent their first patches (some of them accepted!) and other three that are now part of the brazilian l10n team. Yay!

Spreading GNOME in Bahia

The 3rd edition of Festival Software Livre da Bahia was really great! Nice people, cool talks and a lots of GNOME stuff. I gave one basic talk about free software and one about the GNOME Project (with focus on contribution). Also, two workshops, one about brazilian portuguese l10n and another about “how to send your first patch to GNOME”. I’m very happy with the results of these activities and with the event as a whole.

Intro to free software talk (1)

Intro to free software talk (2)

GNOME talk

pt_BR l10n workshop

Hacking GNOME workshop

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