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Early years and where you came from?

I come from a suburban town near Porto, and my relentless curiosity about the world made me start studying International Relations. After studying and working abroad, I stumbled into tech and now I don’t want to leave!

How were you introduced to the world of the Portuguese tech industry?

It was 2012 and we were amidst a grave financial crisis. I was getting a Masters's degree in International Economics when I found my first job in a digital content publisher, in Sales. …

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Early years and where you came from?

I’m still in the “early years” part of my career. I worked for Rolls-Royce in the UK and then came back to Porto to work for Kirchhoff Automotive

How were you introduced to the world of the Portuguese tech industry?

Through my university (FEUP) and numerous events always seeking young women in the area. But I guess the most important one was Web Summit in 2016 where I met so many people from the tech scenes all over the world! I’m still in touch with some

Walk me through your work and what…

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Early years and where you came from?

5 Business Developer at KidZania Theme Park, 5 Years as Head of Sales and Marketing Manager at Gema Digital and now founder and CEO at X-Plora

How were you introduced to the world of the Portuguese tech industry?

By social media

Walk me through your work and what you are doing now in the tech industry.

I am founder and CEO of a start-up that got seed funding 1 year ago to launch X-Plora Multimedia Guides that is a groundbreaking guide that provides customized content based on the user’s location, profile, and interests…

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Early years and where you came from?

I was born in the fall of 1979. I am the middle daughter, with a difference of 5 years for my older sister and only 13 months for my brother. This very short age difference allowed me to live most of the time in my childhood at the home of my maternal grandparents. My parents are both from humble families and lived very disturbing first-person stories for me. My maternal grandparents: my grandmother was a housewife, my grandfather was a carpenter in Lisnave. I made wonderful little wooden boats to earn extra money…

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Early years and where you came from?

I like to think that my early years were not that long haha but, in 2005 I came to Lisbon to study Electronics Engineering from Azores and turned Lisbon into my place to call home. I was a super active kid/teenage (and still am), practicing all kinds of sports (literally!) special if it involves the ocean and waves.

How were you introduced to the world of the Portuguese tech industry?

I was first introduced to the tech industry in my first job at Nokia Siemens Networks (NSN) as a Hardware Developer. I was…

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Early years and where you came from?

I was born and lived in Lisbon until I was 5 years old, then I moved to my father’s hometown, Fátima, where I stayed until the age of 18. I return to Lisbon to study Biomedical Engineering and Biophysics master's degree.

How were you introduced to the world of the Portuguese tech industry?

When I started working at AskBlue.

Walk me through your work and what you are doing now in the tech industry.

I am, currently, a team leader, responsible for the development of Outsystems technology projects. I lead an end-to-end development…

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Early years and where you came from?

I studied Psychology in ISCTE-IUL, and when I started my Master's Degree I decided to delay this decision. I took a chance and I moved to Dubai to work in the Aviation Industry for almost 5 years!

How were you introduced to the world of the Portuguese tech industry?

Since I studied in ISCTE-IUL, luckily I was always in contact with IT students, I always found it fascinated to be around them, it was my way to have some more knowledge about the tech world. In 2018 when I returned to Lisbon, I…

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Early years and where you came from?

I have an atypical path. I have always dreamed of making a difference and I have tried to do it in several ways. I started in the social area, doing an internship in a support office for victims of domestic violence and in a psychiatric clinic. I felt that I wasn’t doing enough and I switched to the human resources area with the ambition of making the work more adapted to the needs of the workers. Here I worked in IT companies and had contact with the technological area and I fell in…

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Early years and where you came from?

I finished my degree at the University of Toronto in Canada. Then, back to Hong Kong and started my professional career as a flight attendant, I have also been a high school teacher in Japan, worked for an NGO in China before I was exposed to the tech world. In my previous job as a Customer Success Manager, I often got help from our Support Engineers, where I started developing my passion for tech, my journey started with learning simple regEx.

How were you introduced to the world of the Portuguese tech industry?

Early years and where you came from?

From a very young age, I knew I was comfortable at communicating with others and bringing my ideas to life. I studied journalism at Universidade Nova de Lisboa and then I decided to focus on Fashion Journalism by doing a Master's Degree at Universitat Pompeu Fabra (Barcelona) and a Coolhunting Course at the University of the Arts (London).

How were you introduced to the world of the Portuguese tech industry?

I would say that my very first contact with the Portuguese tech industry was when I was at University and I decided to…

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