Porto Codes

Porto Codes is a monthly meet-up where we share technology related experiences. We meet on the second Thursday of each month.

The next event is on Thursday, 14 March 2019 at 19:00 at Porto i/o Santa Catarina.

RSVP on our meetup page


  1. Doors open

    Come and hang out while we struggle with our A/V setup.

  2. Opening remarks

    Short introduction to the Porto Codes project.

  3. Home automation for tinkerers, by Abílio Costa

    Home Automation seems to finally be spreading and growing, with a lot of new products getting to the market with affordable prices. Unfortunately, many of those products use their own proprietary interfaces, so we end up with isolated products that don’t talk to each other, and that rely on cloud-based services (which may be unreliable or slow due to network conditions).

    Fortunately, there are many ways to make some of these proprietary products work locally, interact with each other and centralize them, allowing us to control and manage them from a single service, instead of using a different app for each device. In this talk, we will discuss some of the ways to do that using open-source software like Home Assistant. We will also take a look at some of the most common technologies used in Home Automation, and even how to get rid of proprietary firmware and use open-source ones!

  4. Dinner

    Join us for dinner, usually at Estambul Doner Kebap.

  5. Ice cream!

    Come rain or shine, we go for ice cream at Santini.

Upcoming events

Monthly meetup

April 11th, 2019

Playing around with flutter.io, by Rui Lima

Monthly meetup

May 9th, 2019

Email me maybe, by Pedro Coelho

Speak at Porto Codes

We're always looking for someone to speak at Porto Codes. We're pretty flexible when it comes to the topic, and we welcome all levels of expertise.

If you do speak at Porto Codes, dinner and ice cream is on us!

Submit a talk

Resources and stuff

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