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WordCamp Porto 2013

Hugo Fernandes WordCamp

Last weekend I was honored to give a talk in the 2013 WordCamp Portugal, an event that brings people together with one common goal: WordPress. For the first time Porto held the event and an amazing team made it happen. Let me publicly thank everyone involved. You guys really nailed it.

But it wouldn’t be fair to resume everything around WordPress. No, to me it was much more than. It was about being with awesome people, great friends, eat, drink and learn. Could I ask for more? I don’t think so.


WordCamp Europe 2013 – Building the Future

WordCamp Europe

WordPress keeps growing. No, I’m not talking about downloads and audience dimension, I’m talking about maturity. Yes, even more. The reason I’m saying this it’s because for the first time a group of WordPress enthusiasts, specialists and contributors from all around the world gathered around in one common place and talked about things that you don’t usually (wrongly) associate to a open source software.

WordCamp Europe was the first international WordPress event with that in mind. Even Matt Mullenweg, the WordPress co-founder, was amazed by that. The people, the coders, the designers, the translators, the thinkers, (almost) everyone that is pushing WordPress forward was here. At the end of the day, these people are what makes WordPress what it is right now.


I’ll be speaking at ESAD Matosinhos

ESAD Matosinhos

What a great honor! I’ve been invited to speak at what I consider the best design university in Portugal: ESAD Matosinhos.

The invitation came from Tiago, a person that I so much respect and admire, so I couldn’t ask for more.

It’s funny to look backwards and remember thinking “I wish I had studied in ESAD”. And now I’ll be there.

Hello Ideas

Yes, I’ll take my “Hello Ideas” talk. Although I’ve been presenting it for some time, I feel it fits perfectly in the university’s context. The event will be held in the university’s auditorium on March 20, so feel free to join me.

And One more thing…

Well, since I´ll be in Porto and I’m co-managing the portuguese Adobe User Group, why not make a meetup/event there? So that’s what’s going to happen. On march 19 we will gather to do this: http://wgid-esad.eventbrite.com

Who’s up for a francesinha?

If you don’t know what a francesinha is, please google it and thank me later. So if you want to chat a little bit, get in touch. I would love to :)


My take on Responsive Teaching

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When I first read what Tiago Pedras was saying on his New Adventures talk, I knew he had hit the bulls eye. He presented Responsive Teaching as a teaching method and by his words this is what it means:

The Web Design is dynamic by nature and explaining it to someone that is just starting can be a daunting task. But this doesn’t need to be slow and boring as any other old school class would be.

(…) there are a significant amount of things that affect out everyday lives as designers that could be improved in the long term if we try to reenforce the community with well taught and aware new designers.

But better than me, Tiago explains the concept in his website. Take a look please.


My WordCamp Slides

Here they are :) Enjoy it!

PS: Thank you all…

Hello ideas @ WordCamp from Hugo Fernandes