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Olá! 👋

My name is André, pronounced as /anˈdɾe/.

I live in Lugo, Galiza, Spain. I speak Galician, Spanish, English, and I’m leveling up my Portuguese.

I’ve curated some of the things I published as articles. The rest stays in my blog stream, a narrow window to my wide range of interests. I also maintain a list of projects I’ve built or contributed to and, rarely, I talk about those things publicly.


I build open-source tools for the web at Automattic. These days, I spend most of my time contributing to WordPress’s block editor.

From 2011 to 2016, I created Geographical Information Systems at iCarto, where I was also a business lead and a partner. Previously, I worked at IGALIA (open-source consultancy, 2008-2010) and CartoLab (university research lab, 2007-2008 and 2010).


I co-founded the non-profits Makers Lugo (open hardware, 2013), Red Odiseus (WordPress network, 2010), and GHANDALF (free software, 2009). I also volunteered at ESF Galicia (international cooperation). In “the normal times” I co-organized the WordPress Lugo meetup.

I’ve been writing a dozen posts a year for a while, and I don’t expect that frequency to change much.

Or if you rather explore it by year: 2006, 07, 08, 09, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21.

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