Bio

I鈥檓 a web developer, teacher and entrepreneur based in Iceland.

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  • Tech Skills
  • Other Skills
  • Timeline
  • References
  • Personal Interests

To get in touch please write to me at pedro@brisa.is 馃檶

Quick intro about me:

I鈥檓 a Full Stack Web Developer with over a decade of experience in the industry. I have worked as a freelancer, in NGOs, small and medium-sized companies, ran my own web studio in Iceland (Brisa) during 4 years, and I have co-founded a tourism startup in Vietnam (Conbeo).

My most recent work experiences were re-imagining T忙knisk贸linn鈥檚 Web Development course to be a very efficient learning platform and creating de Linde鈥檚 website in collaboration with the Danish studio Limbo.

I seek to join a high-energy team of professionals to create beautiful and useful products with modern web technologies.

At the moment I'm open to talking and dicussing possibilities so please reach out via pedro@brisa.is. Hear from you soon :)

Tech Skills

Front-end

  • Solid JavaScript knowledge
  • NextJS
  • React
  • Gatsby
  • Angular
  • Layouting (HTML + modern CSS)

Infrastructure

  • Solid Linux experience
  • Apache / Nginx / TLS
  • Docker
  • Vercel / AWS (EC2, S3) / Google Cloud / Digital Ocean / Netlify / Heroku
  • Networking knowledge

Back-end

  • Python / Django / Flask
  • Node / Express / pm2
  • PHP
  • MySQL / Postgres / MongoDB
  • GraphQL
  • Continuous Integration

CMS

  • Wordpress / REST API / Custom Gutenberg Blocks
  • Strapi
  • Prismic

Other

  • Modern JavaScript tooling / Git
  • SEO Optimization
  • Information Architecture
  • Can design things like this site and collaborate with designers quite well

Currently studying

  • Docker
  • Code testing
  • Continuous Integration
  • Typescript
  • Micro-interactions
  • Creative coding

Other skills

Pragmatism

I like to tackle problems in a systematic and predictable way, without inflating the solution unnecessarily.

Adaptability

Thanks to extensive experience, I鈥檓 able to learn new Web Development-related technologies on demand.

Thoughtfulness

I typically raise ideas about the projects and work environment in order to improve them.

Empathy

I have an easy time stepping into other people鈥檚 shoes, which helps with being understanding and solving a wide variety of issues.

Educator

I鈥檓 a Web Development instructor since 2016 and co-creator of an entire Web Development course. More about that here.

Entrepreneur

I co-founded 2 companies. Making ideas become reality is a challenging and exciting concept to me.

Timeline

2020 and on

Having a blast at Kolibri as a developer.

2018 - 2020

Mostly working with education at T忙knisk贸linn as an instructor and re-creating the Web Development course. Co-founded Conbeo Vietnam and worked on some client works such as de Linde and MAR.

2014 - 2018

Founded Brisa, my web studio, where I created sites such as List Fyrir Alla, Biophilia Educational, L媒si Life, ZO.ON, and many others.

2013 - 2014

Moved to Iceland, to work at Locatify where I have developed a mobile app called Goldworm, which allowed kids to create their own interactive books.

I also coded features for their indoor positioning system.

2009 - 2013

Worked for Spirit Linux on the maintenance of Linux Servers, then as teacher at a cool NGO, then at Fivecom, a local software factory.

Finally, I started my freelancing career, which at this stage lasted for 2 years before I moved out of Brazil.

2007 - 2009

Earned my B.Tech. degree in Computer Networks, worked with AIESEC in a range of positions, organized EESL, a student-led series of conferences about Open Source Software.

References

馃憠 Scroll right to see a selection of references my clients and collaborators were kind enough to write on Brisa鈥檚 Facebook and my LinkedIn profile.

Ragna Skinner & Elfa Lilja G铆slad贸ttir

Ministry of Education, Science and Culture (Iceland)

Art for all (List fyrir alla) has been working with Pedro from when our project was established in 2016. He designed our website, which is constantly in progress; needs additions and changes frequently, and there he is always positive and helpful in all communication and solves all our requests with a smile.

He is extremely good at connecting with new projects and suggestions, where he shows his enthusiasm and great artistic insight and therefore he has become a valuable team member to us from the very beginning and all the way through.

S贸lr煤n Bj枚rk Gu冒mundsd贸ttir

Kaffit谩r
Kaffit谩r was really pleased with the work by Brisa - professional and easy to work with. Thank you for the great work!

Halld贸r 脰rn J贸nsson

ZO.ON
It was great working with Pedro at Brisa. Everything worked 100% and he was very quick to deliver. Would definitely recommend Brisa.

Fridrik Larsen

CHARGE Energy Conference
I can really recommend these guys and look forward to do some more work with them in the future.

Murilo Polese

Friend & Collaborator

Pedro is a person whom transmits calm and reassurance, no matter how complex the task seems to be, executing it with competence and creativity.

He is a great person to ask for suggestions and evaluations. Much of this is due to his interest and knowledge in very diverse areas.

Few times have I met people who recognized their teammates' potentials so well, making him always a strategic presence in planning and projects.

Nick Tong

Unmind
I was a real delight to work with Pedro, he helped us develop our wordpress website and the core workings of our web app. I'd be happy to work with him again in the future.

Paulo Nakatani

ENPS
We worked with Brisa in building a robust and flexible system for our annual conference and year after year, we had gains in productivity and satisfaction among participants. Communication is always fast and simple.

Minna Melleri

Junior Achievement Iceland
JA Iceland was really pleased to work with Brisa - young, dynamic and very professional! Thank you for the great work!

Michelle Ribeiro

Spirit Linux

I have been Pedro鈥檚 supervisor for several months. I found him to be consistently pleasant, tackling all assignments with dedication and a smile.

Besides being a joy to work with, Pedro is a take-charge person who is able to present creative ideas and communicate the benefits. He has successfully developed several research plans for our company that have resulted in new visions.

Though he was an asset to our marketing efforts, Pedro was also extraordinarily helpful in other areas of the company, like our technical departament.

I highly recommend Pedro for employment since he is a team player and would make a great asset to any organization.

Bernhard Stefan Bernhardsson

Weather.is
Brisa is great to work with. Creativity, skills and fun comes to mind. Very happy to have found this great web design company. Highly recommended.

Steinunn Anna Gunnlaugsd贸ttir

Locatify
JA Iceland was really pleased to work with Brisa - young, dynamic and very professional! Thank you for the great work!

Kamyla Amorim

Recode

Pedro is a focused, detail-oriented person with great interpersonal skills. He is always willing to learn and teach.

Working in partnership with him was productive and enriching. His good mood is a remarkable feature.

Personal interests

Music

I play the guitar since my teenage years and have been looking for a band to join lately. Wanna jam? :)

Also, much to the influence of my friend Murilo Polese, I have been have been dabbling on Ableton Live and learning about synthesizers.

Photography

Early in 2020 I bought a Fujifilm X-T20 and have been having a fantastic time capturing some of the beautiful things I see around.

Check my pics on Unsplash!

Drawing & Painting

Admitedly, I鈥檓 the worse at drawing. To counter this small issue, I love creating pictures that don鈥檛 require this skill, like creating patterns.

I鈥檝e been experimenting with pencil, pen, watercolor and digital creation.

Philosophy

If you鈥檙e down we can talk for hours about what could all this possibly mean or if we should even care.

The questions with answers can amaze, but the ones without any make you stare into the void and wonder: why?

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