Our Impossible Minds series profiles the individuals who are building new possibilities for the future across technology, design and culture. Henrique, software development engineer at Impossible Lisbon, is our person of the month.
What’s fascinating about your role at Impossible?
Lately, I’ve been working on Bond Touch, one of Impossible’s startup. The most fascinating part about my role is the fact we get to work with many kinds of different technology. There has been a lot of learning along the way, and I feel I’m a better engineer because of it.
Before working in Bond Touch, I had also worked for clients in need of our engeneering services as an agency. This also had its high points, namely traveling and meeting new people.
What problem are you now solving?
I’m currently working in the Bond development team, more specifically developing the Android app for Bond Touch. At the moment, we are working on a big feature called Private Space, that will allow couples to interact with each other through a private chat and galleries. My latest tasks have been to implement encryption, to make sure that the couples’ exchanges stay secret and cannot be seen by us nor by third parties.
What are you currently obsessed with and why?
I learned how to play electronic organ during all my school years, and I used to be quite good at it. Recently, I’ve been wanting to get back into it, since after all these years, I’m a bit rusty. I just bought a used electronic organ to have at home (which is something I’ve been postponing for quite a while), so now I’m hoping that I’ll make the best of it.
What are you passionate about?
I’m very passionate about music and video games. Music, because I’ve always had a big connection to it since I was a kid. It was the only thing that would keep me quiet for a while, it was the only thing that I insisted with my parents that I wanted to learn and it’s one of the few things that I have a knack for. My passion for video games is a bit different. I’m fascinated by genuinely good and innovative video games and by the work that is put into them. I love to immerse myself in them and overcome the challenge they provide. I’m also a Nintendo fanboy.
What do you want to create next?
I would love to have a try at developing a video game, mostly because I have a lot of curiousity about how it’s done, and because I’m passionate about the area. Maybe someday I’ll start small on my own time, learn about it and develop a simple game, but first I’ll have to beat the inertia.
If you were a movie/tv character, what/who would it be?
Luffy, from One Piece. Not because I am like him, but because I wish I could be more like him.
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