Been writing code for the last 10 years...

My "tech persona"

Online

I've been active on StackOverflow for a while. It's kind of fun sharing knowledge and helping. It ended up gaining me ~17k rep so far.

I guess from sharing at StackOverflow I jumped to sharing more in-depth articles at Medium

Open sourced (a little). My current focus is Skeletoid, an Android utils lib.

Been a teacher at:

Invited Lecturer of Mobile Communications - Computer Science Engineering Degree (2017 to 2019)


Been a teacher/tutor from Mindera School's get go on 2018.
Teaching basic programming, Java and Mobile.

Appeared at:

"Pedro Vicente takes us down memory lane from the early days of Android app development all the way up to 2020 and the modern application development strategies and frameworks."

Invited to create coding tests for Android and Java candidates.

What I really have to show for:

2016 onwards

Rows

BE Developer

Smartbox Android & iOS Apps

Tech Lead - Android & iOS Apps

Waitrose Android App

Tech Lead - Android App

Not On The High Street App

Bootstrapper of the Android Team

TUI Travel

Android App Dev

PORTER Magazine by NET-A-PORTER Android App

Android App Dev

The Edit Magazine by NET-A-PORTER Android App

Android App Dev

2009-2016

Joyn - RCS Android App

Android App Dev

Vodafone Usage Based Insurance

Lead Android App Dev

EDP Comercial Android App

Support Android App Dev

One Net Android App

Lead Android App Dev

ActivoBank Android App

Support Android App Dev

My Vodafone Android App, SOS Mobile App, BlackBerry App and Mobile Web Site

Lead Android & Blackberry App also Front End Dev

MBPhone Android App

Lead Android App Dev

Vodafone 360 JavaScript Widgets

Front-End Dev

Vodafone TV Net Voz BackOffice

Backend Dev

Vodacom BackOffice

Backend Dev

...what now?

I could introduce myself, speak about my learning degree or experience but you can see all that above ... so lets skip that and get to the point.

What you can't see is that I'm a driven software engineer with a deep interest in Software Development that really puts a focus on architecture. I really have pleasure in building happy teams, talking to customers and provide them with the best solution for their needs while delivering good code.

I've seen that Software Developing Teams can enjoy the process of developing a solution by using good agile software development methodologies.

For this to happen developers, team leaders, product owners/project manager should work closely together towards better solution. As such, I'm always interested in learning more:

  • about people and how teams can work better together

  • agile software development methodologies to improve the development process.


Creating top-notch software isn't just done by getting together a bunch of people and tell them to start hitting the keyboard in a crazy nerd movie style (wink to the Matrix image above).

I value a strong human-first company culture. I believe it can either push a company towards innovation and excellence (if it's good)... OR push it off the cliff, if it's not.

I also value procedures and freedom (yes, agile, procedure and freedom in the same sentence are possible). When things get tricky each team should be able to opt to maintain their current way of doing things or change to a better one (but they should have a "current way of doing things")


I really like:

- Leading Mobile Projects

- Improving teams (development process, feedback, etc)

- Talk with clients throughout the process of requirements, development and acceptance