Rodrigo Barbosa e Silva

I’m an entrepreneur, researcher, analyst, mentor, and non-profit activist favoring an understanding of computation as a practice of freedom. I hold a Ph.D. in Technology and Society from PPGTE/UTFPR. From 2018 to 2020, I’ve researched as a postdoctoral scholar at Stanford. My focus is public policy in Science and Technology towards a more democratic and equitable technological Society – STS Studies. I’m personally involved in tech initiatives applying free software, teaching/learning, IoT, and low-cost open-hardware devices such as Arduino, Gogo Board, and Raspberry Pi. I’m involved in Brazilian platforms for e-payments, face recognition, big data, natural language processing, and machine learning. I’ve led dozens of technology initiatives in Brazil’s public and private sectors, such as municipalities, state governments, and 3rd sector. I am deeply interested in helping the Brazilian technology industry explore the potentials of programming and technology as tools for emancipation, development, and freedom.

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