This weekend I was working at the first Random Hack of Kindess mundial edition. There were 4 people in our team and we worked on a project called Urban Fact (Fato Urbano in Portuguese). The main idea of this project is to emphasize GOOD orBAD facts in your city. If you see someone throwing the garbage over the streets, just take a picture and post it on twitter using #urbanfact hashtag (or #fatourbano). This picture automatically goes to the project website, where people can vote, comment and share with friends. Continue reading →
It took a long time, but I finally migrated my old blogspot blog to WordPress. Please, give me your feedback about the new blog’s layout. I hope I can create much more content for you, with this incredible tool.
Jango.com is one of the most incredible on-line radios I know and some time ago I decided to put Daniella Alcarpe songs on this site. Jango has many things that make artists life happier and easier: you pay Jango to play your songs to people who probably will like your song. For example, Daniella sings Brazilian Bossa Music, so in Jango I choosed to play her songs just for people who like this kind of music, people who listen to João Gilberto, Caetano Veloso, Chico Buarque and so on.
After songs starts playing, the artist starts to get fans. And they really come! With just 2 months of Jango, Daniella has almost 400 new fans, from all over the world. Continue reading →
Everyone seeks peace and harmony, because this is what we lack in our lives. From time to time we all experience agitation, irritation, dishar mony. And when we suffer from these miseries, we don’t keep them to ourselves; we often distribute them to others as well. Unhappiness permeates the atmosphere around someone who is miserable, and those who come in contact with such a person also become affected. Certainly this is not a skillful way to live.
We ought to live at peace with ourselves, and at peace with others. After all, human beings are social beings, having to live in society and deal with each other. But how are we to live peacefully? Continue reading →
No último domingo, no Encontro Ágil, fizemos uma sessão de Birds of a Feather e discutimos alternativas para pessoas de TI desenvolverem sua inteligência longe do computador. A discussão foi maravilhosa e gostaria de compartilhar com todos esse momento incrível do Encontro Ágil. O vídeo é longo, mas vale muito a pena parar um tempo para refletir sobre tudo que foi dito nessa conversa de pessoas de várias regiões do Brasil, com históricos completamente diferentes, porém, com algo em comum.
In this video, Ken Robinson shows how schools kill creativity. The coolest part is when he says today we are forgeting we have a body. We focus just on our heads, because the ultimate objective of one would be become a University Professor. He says Professors are people who think their body are just transport for their heads. The body exists just to take our heads to meetings.
I can extend this to every IT professional. We are tremendously focused on our heads. I admit that sometime I forget I have a body (Thankfully, not every time)! We need to start dancing!
I was used to dance forro before I’ve got married. It was a great time in my life (nothing to do with the girls I’ve got there). Now I dance with my wife sometimes, not so often, but every time it happens it’s a big pleasure and I have no doubts that, if I start to measure my productivity on week that I dance, I’ll get better results on dancing weeks.
Sábado eu dei uma palestra de 20 minutos no 4o. Locaweb TechDay. Gostei muito de ter explorado esse tema. Muitas das ideias foram baseadas no livro Pragmatic Thinking And Learning, do Andy Hunt, misturado com minhas experiências pessoais. Confesso que tenho muitas outras coisas a respeito desse mesmo assunto que eu ainda quero falar. Façam seus comentários para me ajudar!
Unir arte com a Ciência da Computação não é algo muito comum, daí a dificuldade de se encontrar trabalhos que relacionam esses dois temas aparentemente desconexos. Trazemos, então, algumas referências de autores que já citaram de alguma forma como a ciência e a computação se relacionam com a arte.
Como um dos objetivos desse blog é mostrar os benefícios da arte para o desenvolvimento de software, vamos fazer uma pequena reflexão sobre o que seria o conceito de arte e qual as relações entre arte e a ciência. Nos primórdios das Comunicações da ACM, em 1959, os editores destacaram o seguinte objetivo para os periódicos da ACM :