Feeling that remote is making the team spirit disappear? You can try some icebreakers to get to know each other a little.

You can do what?

https://knowyourmeme.com/memes/trick-shot-videos

How does it work?

  • Ask each participant to send you a message sharing a crazy skill or fact about themselves that no-one knows about.
  • When the meeting starts, read each fact and let everyone guess who they think the fact belongs to.

When to use it?

If you want to get beyond the small talk. This is a simple way to get people talking, and to quickly learn surprising things about people you thought you knew.

How long…


For a few years I have been leading technical mobile teams on a company where we are proud of our self organization. So what does this actually mean? Is it all a fake?

Actually our vision of what is a Tech Lead is probably different from most. I’m not the “boss”… but I’ll explain more at the end.

For context, I led teams that started from scratch and grew together with the code as well as ones that I joined and were in bad shape, needing help to change course.

These are the questions I've learned to ask along the…


Photo by Christopher Bill on Unsplash

Roles are like boxes. People like boxes. They create, in most, the sense that the world (or house) is tidy.

In companies, you also have boxes. Actually, a lot of different boxes: you can be a CEO, an Accountant, a Developer, or if you want to have a smaller box a Mobile Developer... or even smaller an Android Developer.

Boxes are also what rules LinkedIn profiles and business cards. Basically what everyone adds when creating a LinkedIn profile is… a title for his role: the box where he’s at!

Most people want to have the shiniest box they can, it’s…


As a Software Developer and foremost a geek I’ve collected my tool set that I install as soon I get a new laptop.

As some people found my Chrome Plugins post useful I thought of doing the same for generic software, so here it goes.

Disclaimer: I’m a Mac OSX user...and I brew everything.

So let’s start with:

Package Managers:

  • HomebrewPackage manager: install all things!

or in M1:

arch -x86_64 /bin/bash -c "$(curl -fsSL https://raw.githubusercontent.com/Homebrew/install/master/install.sh)"

Essentials:

  • Chrome — I rarely use other browsers (but I got to also wink to Firefox)
brew cask install google-chrome

If…


Como expliquei aqui, no dia 20 de Outubro fui (com tanto orgulho, como nervosismo) orador da TEDxCoimbra.

Como muita gente me perguntou sobre o que falei, e tive alguma dificuldade em explicar e resumir, decidi partilhar aqui o texto integral base do que disse. Este texto foi o que escrevi alguns meses antes, quando preparava a apresentação, por isso está na primeira pessoa.

Foi também o texto que partilhei com a organização da TEDxCoimbra, a qual com muita coragem me deixou subir ao palco mesmo assim…

No fundo deste post deixo também os slides, que encaixam praticamente com o fluxo…


Recently I started a charity project with a couple of friends called “O Que Arde Cura”.

Anyway it needed a quick and dirty website that could be updated by non tech people.

By coincidence, I saw some ads about the launch of the new Google Sites… so I thought “why not”… and decided to try them.

Bought the domain “oqueardecura.pt” and then, simply added it:

Then went to the DNS configurations and added:


Este artigo foi originalmente publicado no Ponto sj a 21 de Julho de 2020.

Retirado de: https://www.needpix.com/photo/download/1019330/tablet-pills-pressure-to-perform-school-stress-music-pediatrician-symptoms-drugs

Todos os anos, vemos artigos e pequenos documentários televisivos sobre “Ensino Alternativo” por alternativa ao “Ensino Convencional”.

Este nome cria um efeito curioso, um certo revirar de olhos. Creio ser fácil perceber porquê. A palavra escolhida está fortemente conotada com outra prática “alternativa”: a Medicina alternativa.

Numa pesquisa rápida, podemos encontrar descrições para a Medicina Alternativa como sendo uma “qualquer prática que visa atingir os efeitos curativos da medicina, mas que carece de plausibilidade biológica, não foi testada, não é testável ou já foi provada a…


From: https://www.tecmundo.com.br/software/133856-google-chrome-10-anos.htm

For a while now I’ve been using some Chrome Extensions to improve my experience on the web.

People around me seem to have the same pains…


Este artigo foi originalmente publicado no Ponto sj a 11 de Fevereiro de 2020.

Estou para conhecer alguém que se ache verdadeiramente má pessoa.

Todos nós com as nossas experiências criamos uma visão do mundo. Agindo sobre essa visão formamos opiniões e tomamos decisões. Esse é o “problema” de ser humano. Com dados limitados e altamente enviesados pela nossa experiência pessoal afirmamos verdades que tomamos por absolutas.

Como chegamos aqui? Logo em crianças somos ensinados a ver o mundo a preto e branco. Existem bons e maus. …


For each year that passes we receive more people applying for curricular internships at Mindera, as such we thought that would be a good thing to offer some transparency into how internships work.

As with a lot of things you might have read before — like handbook, self-management, feedback and salaries part 1 & part 2.

How are internships defined?

Minders can propose projects, either things that are useful to use within Mindera or ideas for products that can be interesting for an internship.

Our Operations Team will then check who many interns we can receive and the most promising ideas will be picked.

Pedro Vicente

Improver, Husband, Father of 3 & Software @minderaswcraft | Feedback @ LoopGain | Communities @GDGPorto | 🔥 @ O Que Arde Cura

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