hello! thanks for tuning in. this is my very first blog post, so things here might be weird for a while. but hey, that's fine. great! let's do this then. this one will focus mostly on introducing who I am in more personal aspects before i move over to writing about the exciting stuff.
aaaand here we are. ok!
my full name is João Gabriel Pozzobon dos Santos, but i like the look and feel of joao so u can call me just that.
uhhh so I was born in the 10th of January in a small city located in the state of Santa Catarina (southern Brazil) called Gaspar. it's a beautiful place, u can look it up!!
anyway, on the right is a map where you can see it more clearly :)
me_irl wearing wwdc21 outerwear and doing ✌️ this ✌️
in my family i have my dearest parents Rafa and Carol and my little sister (aka the love of my life) Maria.
fun fact: i never really thought of social media as a good thing cause i always saw people using it to brag about themselves and show off in weird, meaningless ways.
but i think i'm learning to cope with that! i'm not really sure. what do you think?
i've had private education during most of my life. in fact, i have studied in the exact same school from kindergarden to middle school, and all of the people there are dearest to my heart. during this time i've made a bunch of friends, and yeah, doing online learning for most of 2020 after spending all those years together was not a very pleasing experience. 😕
in early 2021 i applied to study in the Federal Institute of Santa Catarina (IFSC), which thankfully has a campus over at the city where i live. because of the Covid-19 pandemic, selection was made at random, so I was a bit worried i wouldn't get it. but hey, i got in!
at the time of writing though, i'm still doing everything online (which is a bummer), but at least it's the right thing to do.
federal institutes in Brazil are public institutions that provide fully integrated courses to high school and college students across the country. in my case, i chose a computer science course to go with the regular high school curriculum. pretty cool, huh?
Portal do IFSC
so yeah, you might be asking yourself:
• why are you doing this?? or • what is the purpose of this blog?? who does blogging these days? or • haha what a loser (not a question but it still counts)
well, i've been wanting to start writing for some time, and I think having a blog like this one is the perfect opportunity! i'll write about tech, coding, designing, making, studying and much more, so don't worry!