Vinicius Russo

Web Developer, Public Speaker, and Hacktivist in Sao Paulo, BR and Lisbon, PT ๐Ÿดโ€โ˜ ๏ธ โœŠ ๐Ÿณ๏ธโ€๐ŸŒˆ

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I'm non-binary ๐Ÿณ๏ธโ€๐ŸŒˆ person, brazilian ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท and italian ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น, graduated in IT/Software, Globalization and Culture, specialized in Design, Development and Management of digital technologies.

I worked with IBM, Sao Paulo City Hall, World Bank and brazilian Ministry of Culture. I spoke at TEDxUFRJ, MediaLab-Prado Madrid, MIS, InovaDay / iGovSP and Red Bull Station Sao Paulo.

I'm a hands-on leader with track record delivering technologies to empower citizens and open / redesign society governance. I lived in Italy, Hungary and Brazil during elections times, developing skills against Disinformation, Populism and Fake News.

I was a coordinator to a city councilman's campaign to recycle politics, I also coordinated a government program crowdsourcing platform for a presidential candidate and a direct democracy website at a capital's municipal council. I co-founded movements to change the electoral system and to qualify city elections, and started a digital culture hub.

I'm the founder of Nucleo Digital Lab inside Sao Paulo City Hall, a initiative of Government Digital Service. Along with Urban Development Department we developed the Strategic Master Plan law (2014), and along with Planning, Management and Budget Department, we developed the Goals Monitor platform (2013-2016). Both projects were awarded by UN Habitat and World Summit Award.

Currently, Nucleo Digital is an independent tech hub providing services in areas such as Civic and Gov Tech, Government Digital Services, Crowdfunding, Cooperative Platforms, Digital Transformation, Sharing Economy and Blockchain.

  • Work
    • Nรบcleo Digital
  • Education
    • Graduate in Software Development
    • Postgradute in Globalization and Culture