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.

• general

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 :)

https://www.google.com/maps/embed?pb=!1m18!1m12!1m3!1d56916.47056865907!2d-48.987285941504474!3d-26.926355229040745!2m3!1f0!2f0!3f0!3m2!1i1024!2i768!4f13.1!3m3!1m2!1s0x94df24a491abf305%3A0x5e70391ecf5b681c!2sGaspar%2C SC!5e0!3m2!1spt-BR!2sbr!4v1628210631186!5m2!1spt-BR!2sbr

https://apption.co/embeds/fgy642

me_irl wearing wwdc21 outerwear and doing ✌️ this ✌️

• my relatives

in my family i have my dearest parents Rafa and Carol and my little sister (aka the love of my life) Maria.

• social media is complicated

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?

• education

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.

• roadmap

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

• the blog itself

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!

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