Joined April 2012

Adrian de Almeida


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Describe where you are are from. What did it look, smell, taste, sound like?

I’m from a place where there are only two seasons: monsoon season and dry season. In the city where I was born you will hear honks on the road on a regular basis. Sometimes they are a way of saying “Hi” and sometimes they are a way of saying “get out of the way”, but honking happens so often that you get used to it. On the roadside you’ll see all kinds of street vendors selling all kinds of things.

What book, film, or piece of art would you like everyone to see?

I think everyone should read “Long Walk To Freedom” by Nelson Mandela because it is a great book about courage, determination and hope.

What is your favorite part about the work culture here at the Centre?

My favourite part about the work culture here at the Centre is the friendly nature of the people that work here. I like that everyone is so friendly. I like the smiles when you walk by people in the halls and good-natured fun with which people work here at the Centre.

Professional Bio

Adrian completed an Honours Bachelor of Science in Software Engineering at the University of Toronto. He has worked as a software developer at Matrox Graphics Inc. doing device driver development for 3D graphics chips. Adrian also spent 8 years working at AMD with the cellphone group working on device drivers for video chips in cellphones. He then spent one year as an application developer at Soho VF, a special effects company working in the movie industry.