It`s all connected! Germany, Três de Maio, Novo Hamburgo, Montenegro, Rede Sinodal de Educação, and me
Once she asked me "why a German name" and in another opportunity, implicitly, "where I live". I said Novo Hamburgo, Brazil, but willing to tell her a little bit more. I stopped myself because I realized that I don`t know anything about Novo Hamburgo.
I came to this city at the end of 2012, just, explicitly for a work opportunity. Nothing else. When I say "nothing else" it means that if this job opportunity would be whatever else, I would treat it with the same parameters as I did at that time. Well, during 2013 I worked to a Web Agency company called WT Prime. At the end of 2013 I started in another company called SystemHaus, this one better able to bring me where I want. The point is, the city never was in account of any of this decisions. Maybe that is why I did not knew enough to expand my comment.
I researched, and I found a lot of interesting relations!
Let`s see. Prior to Novo Hamburgo, I studied the last year of my high school, did a technical IT course and my Information Systems Graduation; also worked there as a Web Developer and a Technical Teacher in a education institution called SETREM, in Três de Maio city.
Três de Maio (northwest Rio Grande do Sul) is a city where still not that unusual to listen Hunsrückisch, a German dialect. This dialect came from the German immigrants (from the region of Hunsrück, obviously) that around 1824 came to the region of Montenegro (really close to Novo Hamburgo). Some years latter, this immigrants started to move to the northwest of the the state, for instance. From Montenegro came the couple of my both (father and mother side) great-grandfathers.
So, German name in short: 4 generations ago (me -> father -> grandfather -> great-grandfather, or m e-> mother -> grandfather -> great-grandfather) both family sides ware German residents who moved to Brazil.
Eureka! And there is more. The region of Novo Hamburgo, São Leopoldo, Montenegro.... are called "região do vale dos sinos". SETREM in Três de Maio is a school part of a network called "Rede Sinodal de Educação", this network started here, in Novo Hamburgo and/or Montenegro by those German immigrants who came to Brazil.
Coincidence or not, I`m in a place where in theory I should be used to be. Next step, go live in Germany?
That is all for today.
As you may know, I`m a programmer, I work most in web projects, but not only. This area is a mess! Each day you have to recycle what you know in many ways. The thing is, a knowledge that change so often can`t afford wait to be translated to Portuguese for instance, at that time, the known will be already deprecated. English to me is a functional requirement. I can`t imagine my daily life without it. I have been studding English for serious since 2009. In this section you can see what I`m working on. Have fun as I do.