Anna is a tech generalist based in Brazil.

Hi! I'm Anna e só

I'm a tech generalist passionate about free and open source software. I'm a remote worker currently living in Goiânia, Brazil.

You may know me as one of Outreachy organizers or for my technical writing work in open communities such as Wikimedia and Open Collective.

I'm a bridge builder, a knowledge maintainer, an information systems nerd; I take pride in offering open projects a unique point of view.

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.

  • January 18, 2021
  • Peixe Babel
  • Portuguese

Internship opportunities in 2021: Outreachy and Google Summer of Code

How can I get work experience when it's still not safe to go outside? Is there a way to find remote and paid internships during the pandemic? Do they even exist? How difficult is it to get in? What do I need to know?

Peixe Babel invited me, Clarissa Borges (past Outreachy and Google Summer of Code intern with GNOME) and Juliana (current Outreachy intern with OISF/Suricata) to talk about our experiences with remote internships, in special with programs such as Outreachy and Google Summer of Code.

This talk was recorded — watch it here!

  • November 24, 2020
  • LKConf
  • Portuguese


LKConf is a series of meetings throughout November to chat with Brazilian free software developers and understand better their careers.

I was joined by Clarissa Borges (past Outreachy and Google Summer of Code intern with GNOME) and Gabriela Bittencourt (past Outreachy intern with Linux Kernel) to talk about our experiences before, during and after Outreachy.

This talk was recorded — watch it here!

  • November 18, 2020
  • Casa Hacker
  • Portuguese

For once and for all, what is that free software thing?

Have you heard the terms "free software" and "open source" too many times and had no idea what exactly those things mean or what are the differences between them? Have you always been curious about this world but no one would ever bother to explain it to you?

Well, you are in the right place! In this chat, Caio Volpato and I talked about the basic concepts of free software, the open source movement, and the maturity, governance and future directions of those movements.

This talk was recorded — watch it here!

  • 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!