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Rodrigo Barbosa e Silva

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Visiting Student Researcher
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Ph.D. Candidate and M.Tech at Federal Technological University of Paraná - UTFPR, Curitiba
Previous Education: 
M.Tech - Federal University of Technology of Paraná
Management Information Systems - UFLA - Federal University of Lavras
B.S. in Systems Analysis - UNICENTRO - Midwestern State University

Academic research: Science, Technology and Society; robotics and educational programming using free software and open hardware; national IT industry and autonomous intellectual education. His Ph.D. research focuses on the maker movement based on Science, Technology and Society (STS), Brazilians authors such as Álvaro Vieira Pinto, Paulo Freire, and Paulo Blikstein, and free software and open hardware.  / I led dozens of projects with Gogo Board and Logo Language in the state of Parana, as 'Educação Com Ciência' and 'Fera, Festival de Artes da Rede Pública', from state government; municipalities of Guarapuava and Apucarana; social initiatives of Instituto Dom Bosco; and private and public schools. Currently he is an entrepreneur working with software development, teaching/learning robotics, IoT and low cost open-hardware devices – Arduino, Gogo Board, and Raspberry Pi. / Also I am involved in Brazilian platforms to e-payments, body recognition, big data, natural language processing, and machine learning. I am deeply interested in helping the national technology industry, in explore the potentials of programming and technology as a tool to emancipation, development, and freedom.  / Contacts:  /  /

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