I was born on December 22, 1984, in Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil.
I spent the childhood and teenage years playing soccer/football, climbing up trees, and sporadically "helping" my father to take care of our small farm in a neighbourhood called Restinga, in Porto Alegre city. Also, I was very interested about video games during such times (ranging from Master System 1 to Playstation 2).
In 1994, my grandmother Maria gave me the first computer, an IBM DX 386 with 4 MByte of RAM, running DOS and Windows 3.11. Late 1996, my parents subscribed to one of the first Internet Service Providers in Porto Alegre city, in order to support school tasks and research. From this point, I went completely nuts and started my journey into the Computer Science discipline — especially anything that involved computer networks. 🤯