Inspiration February

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We said before and even mentioned it in our Manifesto - "We are good at doing web and we do web for good. We love to embrace new challenges, to solve the unknown and we are always looking for opportunities to inspire and get inspired."

February was a month full of inspiration and experimentation.

We were invited by the Social Challenges Innovation Platform to attend the #SoCamp2 event that took place in Brussels, Belgium from 5 to 6 of February.

We got the chance to meet social entrepreneurs from different European countries and to learn about impact measurement, and impact investment and also how to pitch to investors. On the second day, as part of the activities for the second day, we went to the European Industry Days to meet with potential investors and pitch our product. It was a great adventure and we left Brussels filled with hope for a better world.

While part of our team was freezing in Belgium, our developers at home (Sunny Portugal) were experimenting with new technologies. After over a year working with React, our Luis took the first steps with React Native. Using common technologies we already were familiar with, to create simple applications for mobile devices was a fun experiment. We look forward to applying these skills and develop them further in the next real-world project.

Inspiration and Learning


Shared by João Belchior - Let’s say there is a divide happening in front-end development. I feel it, but it's not just in my bones. Based on an awful lot of written developer sentiment, interviews Dave Rupert and I have done on ShopTalk, and in-person discussion, it’s, as they say... a thing.

In the last couple of years you’ve probably had more and more contact with designers. Perhaps your organization has hired a good number of the creative types or your agency is around more.

I find this approach gives a well-rounded overview. This book does not try to cover everything under the sun related to React, but it should give you the basic building blocks to get out there and become a great React developer.

The Minimum Viable Product, although a properly defined term, means different things to different people. In fact, it is one of the most misused terms in the technology domain. It is often poorly referenced to describe a prototype, a demo or even the first deliverable of a project.

Adding persistence to the core of a technology stack for 2019. This is one of a number of articles that add incremental functionality to the frontend and backend applications developed in the article Tech Stack 2019: Core.

Shared by Luís Miguel - The editorial workflow allows editors to create draft content in Netlify CMS, and Netlify can provide deploy previews of draft content, but there hasn't been a way to access links to these preview builds from within Netlify CMS.



  • [Porto] Wednesday, February 20, 2019 - REACTOR WORKSHOP: Redefining your work culture

    Learn specific tools for which you can influence your workplace to be a dynamic, collaborative and caring environment, an environment where people not only want to come to work, but who share their passion with the world around them.

  • [Porto] Friday, February 22, 2019 - Creative Mornings - Preencher Vazios

    The CreativeMornings/Porto were created to committed people meet each other, think, work together and to spread the word! We believe in the importance that creative synergies can have in difficult times, making new ideas germinate.

  • [Porto] Thursday, February 21, 2019 - Fullstack Porto 2nd edition

    Most of teams who are using scrum struggle to evolve on its practices with time, they stall and their productivity doesn’t goes further. The purpose of the talk is to exploit how can we bring happiness to those teams and start to be not productive but hyperproductive. Let’s find out how using scrum patterns, the teams starts to find a way to go to its infinity & beyond!

  • [Porto] Wednesday, February 27, 2019 - Design inclusivo: menos teoria e mais prática

    O David Cruz, que nos vai trazer um workshop sobre Design Inclusivo onde irá abordar o tema acessibilidade de uma forma prática!

  • [Porto] Wednesday, February 28, 2019 - Desafios de uma plataforma de marketing em criar plugins para WordPress

    Quando pensamos em plugins queremos ter algo que nos ajude no dia-a-dia. Desde um simples blog, com um formulário de subscrição ou divulgar automaticamente as suas publicações, ao e-commerce que necessita de aumentar as suas conversões.

  • [Porto] Thursday, March 14, 2019 - Porto Codes

    Porto Codes is a meetup for local and international programming enthusiasts. The talks are recorded and published with the presenters' consent as one of our goals is to provide programming resources to the community.


Luís Happy Birthday, Luís! Our (Batman) full-stack guy celebrated his birthday this month!

sochangestories Our project Re-Seed was featured at the #sochangestories booklet.

atomium While in Brussels, Ana and João escaped to go visit the Atomium, built in 1958 for the Brussels World's Fair - Expo 58.

industrydays Before escaping to Atomium they met with very nice entrepreneurs and exchange with Impact Investors.