My name is Álvaro Góis dos Santos (CV) and I was born in Lisbon, Portugal. I now live in Entroncamento, a small town in the centre of Portugal, with my partner, Sara, and my two kids, Gabriel and Tiago.
I majored in Psychology but have worked with graphic design and desktop publishing since the 1980s. I’ve done editing, translation, proofreading, design.
In 2005 I created my own press, called ovni (on hold…), dedicated to microfiction. I work with Empower, a communication agency and training school, since 2010. I also translate and review WordPress translations with WP-Translations.pro.
I’ve contributed to the Portuguese (pt_PT) WordPress translation, as locale manager and global translation editor, I’ve been co-organizer of several WordCamps in Portugal (Lisbon 2011, 2012, 2015, 2017 and Porto 2013, 2016 and 2018), where I also co-organized WordPress and WooCommerce workshops for initiates.
My first difficulties with WordPress were an incentive to help others. I’ve started WPlearn.it training workshops with Zé Fontainhas, and, after that, WP Stress training sessions.
This website is a support to those sessions and also an opportunity to write about WordPress (in English, which isn’t my native language, so, also a time to train my English skills). I’ll eventually be posting in Portuguese as well.
I’m passionate about the flexibility and plasticity of WordPress, and how it empowers regular users to build there online presence. I praise the merits of community collaboration as the most advanced and sustainable form of intellectual and creative development.