1) Who is Vítor?
Hello! My name is Vítor Moreira, and I am a Programmer/Architect for about 20 years now. Interestingly, I was a colleague of Gonçalo Abreu (CFO at Texter Blue) since the elementary school. I’m a bit of an extroverted and proactive person (quite a bit by the fact), and I have some need for human contact! However, I know that sometimes I am it a bit too much… but I’m learned to be a more easygoing person! 😆
2) How was your academic career?
Well, I got into IST in 1995… didn’t go well! I moved to FCT/UNL, and my performance took a big leap. Much because there was more space, a more relaxed environment, and I was able be focused on studies. I’ve made up for lost time.
The rest of the academic career, I remember only two funny episodes: A teacher turns to me and asks me for my notes from the theoretical classes, because he lost his; and a bus driver asking me to take his personal car from one stop to another. Misdeeds that stay in the memory! 🙂
3)Vítor’s career path… so far!
I started in a company of a university professor, with tasks related to programming and then in process analysis. I did quality control to the European Social Fund, as well as analysis of proposals for INAC.
One day, Gonçalo Abreu (CFO at Texter Blue) called me, and asked me: “Do you know any programmer?” – I said: “Me!”! So, after 12 years in Brisa, where I made a lot of friends, I went to Texter Blue. In fact, I got in even before the company was stablished!
4) Vítor’s role inside Texter Blue?
Being a collaborator/founder, I was the first non-Alfresco resource to have to account to the world: learning the technology and obviously visiting customers. With the hiring of new people for the team, I played the role of mentoring while I continue in the consulting part.
5) Vitor’s life outside Texter Blue?
Well, off at Texter Blue, there are some things I like. Namely: the beach (I love, and I do not dispense a beautiful dive); Cycling; Hiking (I’ve been an Ingress player for a few years now); and I like to watch movies and series (I really like movies, especially animation and sci-fi).