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Welcome! Here you will find, most of the time, posts about software development and other technical stuff. Since at the moment I am currently working with Ruby on Rails, expect to see content related to web development.


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My name is Fernando Brito and I am Computer Science Bachelor student at UFPB, Brazil. I was born on April, 1992 at Campina Grande, Paraíba, but I’ve been living in João Pessoa since then.

On my last high school year (2009), I did an exchange program sponsored by Rotary International and studied 1 year in Bad Hersfeld, Germany.

During my second year as a bachelor student (2012/2013), I did an one-year exchange program (sponsored by the Brazilian Government) at the Eindhoven University of Technology, Netherlands. There I attended to masters courses on Machine Learning, Databases and Web Information Systems.

On 2015 I did a summer research internship at the University of British Columbia (UBC), Vancouver, Canada. I was sponsored by Mitacs through the Globalink Reseach Internship program to work 3 months as a researcher assistant at the SALT Lab, under supervision of Prof. Ali Mesbah.

After having concluded my internship in Canada, I have embarked upon a 6 months exchange program at the University of Skövde, Sweden, as part of Lamenitec, a project sponsored by Erasmus Mundus.


For more than 7 years I have been using, contributing to and advocating for the use of Open Source software. For 2 years I volunteered at the organization of ENSOL, one of the biggest Free Software events in my region (Brazilian Northeast) and had the chance to meet people like Rasmus Lerdof, Joh “Maddog” Hall and also a few other awesome guys from Brazil.

Some of my hobbies and activities that I like to do and study just for fun are: open data and transparency (fighting corruption in government), morality and ethics, astronomy, sailing, stock market, badminton and table tennis playing, biking and photography. There are some things that I am also very interested but I did not have the chance to spend much time yet, such as piano, ballroom dance and climbing.

What started as my first hobby (programming) is now what I do professionally and in the Academia. You can check some of the stuff that I have been doing (like the prize that I won by taking part of the Google Code-In program) at my Portfolio page.


You can get in touch with me by sending an email to email [at] fernandobrito.com.

“Act only according to that maxim whereby you can, at the same time, will that it should become a universal law.”

(Immanuel Kant’s categorical imperative)

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