Building The Future 2020

The regie at work, with Filomena Cautela on the main stage.

This year’s Building The Future event was even better, although (again) I only got to attend a few of the main sessions since I was one of the curators for the Code track.

But I wanted to highlight the work of unsung heroes behind the scenes–hence this picture, which shows the Hipnose crew at work. There were a lot more people involved, but I’ve worked with these guys forever (both at Codebits and Pixels Camp), and they’re awesome (the projection mapping you can see on stage is one of their superpowers).

Since I didn’t get to see over half of it and there is already a lot of social media coverage out there (especially on LinkedIn), I won’t bore you with oodles of extra photos or session notes–I’ll just reiterate that it’s the innovation event of the year here in Portugal right now, and that I had a lot of fun in my limited role in it.

The Office, Redux

I’m changing jobs. Still at Microsoft, but moving to Architecture and Industry Services and reporting to the Office of the CTO in EMEA, which is a long-winded way to say I’m now managing technical delivery–it’s not engineering, but too interesting to miss out on. I may (or not) write about that sometime, but it is a great opportunity for me and changes a lot of things.


30 Years Ago

I don’t really relate to arbitrary calendar milestones like “the new decade” that was supposed to have started January 1st (spoiler–it’s going to start on 2021), but there is a specific date I like to keep track of.


Notes On Contemporary Media

To kick off the year, and as an aside to my usual technology-centric fare given that I seldom write about books these days, here’s a little summary of the stuff I’ve been diving into lately to relax.


2019 in Review

Christmas was nice and relatively quiet (even if there was a lot of packing, furniture assembly and assorted cleaning up involved), so that was a high mark of sorts after a few months of assorted trials.


Racing Through The Snow

There’s no actual snow, but December is always a weird mix of running around in a blind panic and odd, dreamy pauses, so here’s a few highlights of what’s been going on:



The main entrance of the Santo Condestável church.

Three Months With The Series 5

For a number of reasons I don’t have the time or inclination to go into tonight, a few months ago I got myself a new Apple Watch, and I’ve been collecting assorted tidbits of my impressions thereof until there was enough to make a more substantial post than the usual fanboy crowd.