Hello, welcome to my website! My name is David Gonçalves, a Portuguese Software Engineer. I am passionate about creating new things from where nothingness was before. Most of my time is spent in front of the computer screen, but somehow I still spare time for other activities.
I have a strong will to learn new technologies and their workings. As a hobbyist in my free time, I like to work on small non-commercial programming related projects that broaden my experiences as a developer. Some of these projects can be found on my GitLab, GitHub and BitBucket pages.
When it comes to technologies, I have interest in the areas of computer networking, embedded systems, computer security, distributed systems, compilers, databases and web development, among many others. This does not mean I have a deep understanding of these areas, however. One of my favourite shows of all time is MacGyver (1985), this should give some insight about my interests and mindset.
In terms of subjects, my interests are broad. I enjoy working with things related to my hobbies — music and art, to name a few — but I am also interested in learning new varied things.
Ironically, one of my hobbies is tied with my work. I like using my skills in order to make new things, for fun or for helping others, whilst improving my capabilities in the process.
I learned the basics of guitar when I was in 9th grade and since then I occasionally play a song or two. I started by learning classical songs and moved on to playing anime fingerstyle songs.
I took a special interest in drawing in 5th grade when one of my colleagues made an astounding Dragon Ball Z drawing. From then on I began practicing drawing in manga style, joined drawing forums and came up with the online nickname “MangaD” — not very creative.
Following the Hero Fighter Empire project I was entitled with the duty of administrating and maintaining the website.
Although I spend most of my time in front of the computer screen, I still spare time for physical activities and enjoy nature outdoors.