- Drupal contributions
I am the maintainer of the print module, and co-maintainer of the adsense module. I am currently one of global community track chairs for future DrupalCons.
In the last few years, I helped to foster the Portuguese Drupal Community, and was the local community track chair for the DrupalCon Munich 2012.
- Roles in working with Drupal
- I contributed Drupal patches
- I contributed Drupal modules
- I contributed Drupal documentation
- I contributed Drupal translations
- I provide Drupal-related services
- I attended DrupalCon Paris 2009
- I attended DrupalCon Copenhagen 2010
- I attended DrupalCon Chicago 2011
- I attended DrupalCon London 2011
- I attended DrupalCon Munich 2012
- Full name
- João Ventura
- First or given name
- Last name or surname
- Languages spoken
- English; French; German; Portuguese, Portugal; Spanish
- My website
- skiing, diving
- IRC nick
- Facebook page
- Twitter url
- Google profile URL
I define myself as a Ground Segment Software Engineer, with some experience in web development. I started in Avionics projects in a company initially called RTSN, then Skysoft and now GMV Portugal. After a brief stint to finish my Master's course in real-time systems, I found a project that I liked so much that I decided to move to Germany to work on it. The experience was very rewarding, but unfortunately it was very brief.
Moving back to Portugal, I joined an exciting company, Critical Software, where I dedicated myself to space projects and eventually became a fixed-term contractor for the European Space Agency, in Darmstadt (Germany again). The experience gained there enabled me to start a new job for GMV in Spain, designing and implementing the satellite control system for some of the world's major players in the telecom satellite industry.
For personal reasons, I decided to return to Portugal three years later, where I first started as a professional Drupal developer, after working on it as an hobby, first as a Freelancer and then working for Trellon, where I got the chance to help make the world a better place while working with an amazing team.
However, after one year, I got an offer that I just couldn't refuse to go back to "space", working as an AIV engineer in the Galileo Control Center in Oberpfaffenhofen (near Munich) in Germany (again...). A skiing accident later, I moved back to Darmstadt to work again in ESOC, where I am working again as a Software Developer for a Belgian company called Rhea Systems.
- Job title
- Current company or organization
- Rhea Systems
- Industries worked in
- Web, Aerospace, Space, Avionics
- Companies worked for
- GMV, Critical Software, FZI, Skysoft Portugal, Trellon
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- Member for
- 6 years 11 weeks