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God wants. The Man dreams. The Workmanship is born. Fernando Pessoa

Daydreaming since 1991...

André Alves

I love technology. I really do.

When I was young I was always saying that I wanted to be a Computer Engineer when I grew up. Once I even imagined that my bed pillow was a keyboard and my bedroom wall was the screen!

21 years later, despite the fact that I am a little bit taller, I am still that kid with that fascinated look whenever he sees a computer. It really thrills me: the automation, the binary code, ... how is even possible to make a computer think?

That brought me here.

I am currently finishing my Master in Informatics and Computing Engineering at the Faculty of Engineering of the University of Porto. It's been a quite interesting journey discovering and learning new things, getting mature knowledge about the world of computers. My main areas of interest are:

  • Web Development
  • Multimedia
  • Human Computer Interaction
  • Mobile Computing
  • Distributed Systems

I recently moved to Horsens (Denmark) to spend one semester at VIA University College as an Erasmus exchange student. It's been a great experience getting to know different cultures, different lifestyles, different perspectives.

In the mean time, I am also a big fan of arts, from design to performing arts, including dance. I love to dance! I started dancing 7 years ago and today translating music into movement is one of my favourite pleasures.

Above of all, I wish one day I'll make a difference.

My name is André.

A soon-to-be Software Engineer.

A full-time daydreamer.

What I have been doing...

Here is some information about my latest projects. I hope you enjoy reading as much I enjoyed working on them!

Eco-efficiency Portal

Description: «Eco-Efficiency Portal» is a web platform that has two main purposes: in the back-office side, it collects, stores, processes and displays consumption data from buildings of one entity in order to inform and support decisions to make them more efficient and greener; in the front-office side, it allows people to see the ecological historic of each building, letting them know what ecological efforts are being taken. In other words, it is a portal that not only allows Gaianima to reduce its costs but also celebrates eco-efficiency. This project was developed for a municipal company, Gaianima EEM, in a course named Project Management Laboratory.

Technologies: Joomla, HTML, CSS, Javascript

Date: 2012


Description: Fit is a managing solution to gyms and fitness centers. It allows an easy, capable and integrated managment of all the centers. Fit gives the final user the possibility to access information about classes, sports, monitors, gym's infrastructures and schedules. In adition to this kinds of informations, managers can also be aware of very important feedbacks and stats about each gym. Fit also features a mobile app that takes advantage of the mobility to find the nearest gym. This project was developed in a course named Software Development Laboratory.

Video: http://youtu.be/akV3_t98nQo

Technologies: Ruby On Rails, HTML, CSS, Javascript, Android

Date: 2011

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