About Me

My name is Filipe Duarte and I’m software developer. I’m Portuguese, although born in the UK, and I am currently living in London, working for UI Centric. I try to blog mostly about developer stuff, from projects I’m working on, to problems and solutions I find while coding (which hopefully might help others), with the occasion plug for an app or two I might put out there.

I’m a Microsoft enthusiast whether we’re talking about tech, software, dev stuff, or research, and it would be a huge achievement for me if one day I got to work there, in the meantime I’m learning as much as I can, and working with a few interesting companies and their exciting projects.

When I’m not coding, I’m usually found behind a good book, enjoying a good movie, shredding on my guitar, riding some waves or some slopes (depending on the season), or saving the world in some videogame.

Background

I am currently a developer at UI Centric, building awesome Universal Apps for windows and windows phone.

I hold a Masters in Computer Engineering from the University of Aveiro, in Portugal, where my love for programming began. I ended up writing my Masters’ dissertation on “Interaction with large displays in a public space via a mobile device” where I did a lot of Human-Computer Interaction and User Experience work, along with a bit of Computer Graphics on the side. The result is still in display in the university, and more details are available in my Projects page. While in university I was also a Volunteer Student in the organization of an HCI conference in my University: Interacção 2010.