Anna is a tech generalist based in Brazil.

Hi! I'm Anna e só

I'm a tech generalist with a special interest in information systems and passionate about free and open source software. I currently live in Goiânia, Brazil.

Lately, I've been working a lot with advocacy, technical writing, community engagement, and diversity & inclusion.

Proudest accomplishments

My story intertwines with openness, empathy & collaboration.

November 2017 — First Goiás resident to be selected to an Outreachy internship, working with Wikimedia community

April 2018 — Received my first research scholarship to work at MediaLab/UFG on Tainacan, a digital preservation project funded by the Brazilian Ministry of Culture and the Brazilian Institute of Museums (IBRAM)

August 2018 — Selected to Mozilla Open Leaders representing Tainacan

September 2018 — Joined the Outreachy team

October 2018 — Facilitated the session "Ephemeral, lost, forgotten: how to help to preserve human history in an ever-changing world" @ Mozilla Festival in London, UK

November 2018 — Led a training on how to contribute to Wikimedia projects, in special Wikipedia, Wiktionary and Wikimedia Commons, at Museu do Índio in Rio de Janeiro

August 2019 — One of the first 52 tech writers to be selected to Google Season of Docs

October 2019 — Invited to lead a guest lecture about digital preservation initiatives to Library Science undergraduates @ Universidade Federal de Goiás as an open source expert

January 2020 — After months of work as an open source specialist at LAPPIS/UnB, our Brazilian Portuguese translation of the "Public Money, Public Code" expert brochure is made available to the general public

June 2020 — First Brazilian to receive a Linux Foundation training (LiFT) scholarship in the Women in Open Source category

Professional path

I take pride in offering open projects a unique point of view.

Outreachy organizer @ Outreachy
Software Freedom Conservancy, Sep. 2018 – Present

Tech writer @ Open Collective
Dec. 2019 – Present

Tech writer @ Google Season of Docs
Open Collective, Aug. – Nov. 2019

FOSS specialist @ Free Software Ecosystems
LAPPIS/UnB, Aug. – Sep. 2019

Wikimedian-in-residence @ Tainacan
MediaLab/UFG, Apr. 2018 – Jun. 2019

Wikimedia intern @ Outreachy
MediaWiki, Dec. 2017 – Mar. 2018

Latest talks and workshops

My availability for talks, workshops, interviews and other public and private events has decreased. However, you are still encouraged to email me invitations, especially during the southern hemisphere summer break (December to March) — I'll review them on a case-by-case basis. If you work at a private company and this organization is interested in requesting a talk or a workshop, please be aware that I expect compensation.

  • September 12, 2020
  • Talk like a BOSS
  • Portuguese

Documentation, technical writing and Outreachy

What's Outreachy? What do you need to do to apply? How is the experience of being an intern like? What does a technical writer do, and how do technical writers organize the documentation they work on?

This is a laid-back conversation with members of Big Open Source Sister, a Brazilian mentoring program for minoritized groups in tech.

This talk was recorded — watch it here!

  • August 7, 2020
  • Garagem Talks @ Cielo
  • Portuguese

Beyond transparency — how innovation will be guided by open source projects created by the financial market

During the Open Source Summit North America, FINOS (Fintech Open Source Foundation) announced that they will be joining the Linux Foundation, the most significant technology consortium of the open source world. With multiple open projects in their portfolio — including PURE and Alloy, two products developed by Goldman Sachs —, the merger of those foundations is an important step for a future in which financial companies will be even more involved with dictating technological trends, eliminating unnecessary costs and opening doors to new market dynamics.

But what makes institutions like J.P. Morgan open the source code of products in which they have spent so much money developing? What is the logic behind their decision-making? We'll explore that in this talk!

  • July 11, 2020
  • Curadoria de Culturas Digitais
  • Portuguese

Decentralized networks

What are decentralized networks? Why do they exist? Are they just a copy of centralized networks or do they offer something else? Is this something that will slowly fade away just as other social networks such as Google+ and Orkut or is it here to stay?

Mastodonte's administrator Renato "Lond" Cerqueira and moderators Anna e só and Thaís Ribeiro talk about their perceptions of decentralized networks and their experiences as Mastodon users and contributors.

This talk was recorded — watch it here!

  • July 4, 2020
  • III Workshop ADAs — Mulheres conectADAs
  • Portuguese

Making your first contribution to an open source project

Open source software is everywhere from the phone in your pocket to the International Space Station. But even more incredible than its presence in many aspects of our lives is the possibility of improving them ourselves by making contributions to these projects from the comfort of our homes.

In this workshop, we'll explore the process of contributing to an open source project from choosing one compatible with your skills to the review and approval of one of your contribution, debating and demonstrating minimum skills required, methods of searching for more information on how to contribute and ways to interact with open source communities.

This talk was recorded — watch it here!