First time ever at Faculdade de Belas-Artes (Faculty of Fine Arts of the University of Lisbon) in Lisbon. I had the privilege to be invited to give a talk in the second edition of the dxd talks, and boy did I liked it.
During 2015 I’ve been intensively working as Lead Designer of the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation online transformation (to be launch soon). Basically, merging the experience of dozens of different websites into one. I won’t talk too much about it, since this deserves a whole new post in the right time. I want to focus in the event itself. My talk was about the challenges and learnings of working in big projects, so I wanted to share some findings (good and bad) of my personal experience. The topics were broad: people, corporate politics, team, project management, UX, financials, and some under the hood and not so flashy topics (like making friends during the process).
Here are some reasons why I loved it so much:
- I got the chance to speak about something that I feel so passionate
- I got the chance to share knowledge
- I got the chance to answer questions from students, as well as from established professionals
- I got the chance to share the stage with Leo Xavier, who I have the most profound respect
- I got the chance to see how Tiago Machado and his team are putting some fresh ideas inside a traditional institution
I often use the expression “open-source of knowledge”. That’s my moto. I truly believe that if we share, we grow. And if you missed it, you’ll have another dxd talk next month. I will go, and so should you.