In the first part of this series we talked about the ETL bias and the problems it brings to the way Data is perceived and managed in companies. The first chapter ended with the following question that is going to be the motivation for this second part.


[Second part is now live – https://link.medium.com/f6Ixe9Htbhb]

This is the first article of the Building Data Platforms series. Why doing this in the first place you might be asking? It is simple. If you step back and look at the way the software industry approaches Data you see it has…


Every now and then, I ask myself the same question.

Before writing this, I spent a lot of time applying this question to a topic that’s very trendy nowadays, microservices. I believe I have found some…


A glimpse of future? Coruscant city from Star Wars

I have been thinking about the future in various angles of my own lense of reality. Some thoughts scare me, others make me believe we can solve some of the biggest problems humanity has. How will our lives be 10, 20 years from now? How will we communicate, work, move…


Every new internet startup can be seen as an act of creation. You start small with a limited scope: a small web app (e.g Rails) and a database. Assuming you’re lucky, your little startup begins to grow and you need to develop additional systems to provide the functionalities that your…


Last year I closed my first startup and decided to share some personal lessons I have learned during that time. Today, I am going to talk to you about what happened next.

After two months of holidays, I decided that it was time to do something useful for the world.


This text is part of my WOW for the Thousand Network 2016 application

Hey there! I am João, a (software) engineer who likes to solve big problems, using technology and anything else that is useful, that affect lives of everyone living on this amazing planet called Earth.

The last times…


Life is made of chapters and “everything that has a begining has an end”. At the time I’m writing this, I have closed an important chapter of my life: my first startup. In other words, it failed. I failed.

Since I was very young I always liked to build things…

João Vazao Vasques

Data @Unbabel | Past: Talkdesker @talkdesk |1x startup founder| Employee #2 @Uniplaces. Taekwondo black belt

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