Hello! My name is Murilo, I am a Brazilian technologist (or a full stack developer if you prefer).
I am profoundly interested in education and technology. More specifically when technology is used to build a bridge between what we are able and what we desire. I believe technology can do wonders when used to extend who we are.
In this quest, I started studying Physics in 2007 at my hometown’s university (UFES) but dropped early on because becoming a developer was more urgent to me. As a developer, I worked in a range of places that in a way or another explored the possibilities and impacts of modern technology in our lives. In Brazil I worked from software houses to the government’s culture department to projection mapping art collective ending up running my own startup and Science Hack Days.
In 2014, I moved to Sweden where I worked as a creative technologist in a digital agency, exploring how to make use of modern technology to create powerful and meaningful experiences through advertisement. I also worked as a consultant for a strategic design firm.
Through all this time I’ve been involved with a non profit organization called Kids Hack Day where I had the pleasure to develop some of the features of Strawbees and Quirkbot, toys designed to engage kids in perceiving that we can interact with technology in a more creative and active way, rather than passively consuming it.
From 2017 to 2018 I worked for a company called Kano, where we develop an end to end experience for beginners in technology. From putting together our own computers to sharing interests through a social network specially created for it, we can learn about technology as we create and make with it.
In 2019 I went back to work (and play) with my beloved friends at Strawbees where I develop software and content with educational focus.
If you are smiling after reading this, please get in touch and let’s have a chat! :)