By BrunoBorges-Oracle on May 31, 2015
Porto Tech Hub is a new initiative by the city of Porto, in Portugal. A smart and very well organized and combined effort between the local Government and companies to push forward the Technology Industry in the region. And I was extremely happy to be part of this. The conference happened for one and a half day, and you can see by the Program that it held different topics, enabling and feeding the community with many different areas of interest.
The City of Porto is amazing. It was my first time in Portugal, and I must be thankful for you all people, or else I wouldn't exist. Second, I lived in Rio de Janeiro for 4 great years (now back in Sao Paulo though), so when I arrived in the region of Ribeira I found myself again in Rio by feeling the great atmosphere and seafood gastronomy. Whenever you go to Porto, make sure you go to the wineries to taste Port Wine (brought a few bottles back home)
I delivered the session Tweet for Beer - Beertap Powered by Java Goes IoT, Cloud, and JavaFX. Watch this demonstration if you don't know what's this about. It was fun to deliver a session in Portuguese outside Brazil. I did doublecheck with the audience if they could understand me, since Brazilian Portuguese is not exactly the same thing (Spanish though is different! Talking to you Americans... :-)
PS: after I delivered the session, I found out I was supposed to speak in English, since all speakers even the locals, were speaking English. I guess I got too excited with the idea of speaking with Portuguse audience :-)
The conference also had the presence of the awesome Christoph Engelbert (@noctarius2k) from Hazelcast, talking about In-Memory Distributed Computing. Dude, thanks for being an awesome travel companion, and for the two first pictures above.
Mensagem aos Amigos Lusitanos!
Obrigado a todos da organização pelo carinho especial, principalmente à Silvia e ao Jorge. Fui muito bem recebido e assistido por todos os envolvidos no evento. Muito legal também a participação da audiência durante a live demo do Tweet4Beer, enviando tweets e ganhando cervejas fictícias! E estou ansioso pela próxima edição. Sucesso a todos e até 2016!