Francisco Baio Dias
2016 to present — Typeform and Videoask (Barcelona)
In early 2016 I joined Typeform and moved to Barcelona where I've been living ever since. In these few years I've seen Typeform grow from ~90 employees to 200+ and it's ARR multiply by more than 5x. I was part of the team that rebuilt the typeform workspaces and builder, started and maintained a bunch of projects used by all the frontend projects, including our react components library that evolved into our Design system. I also led a Growth Activation team where we created the responsive version of admin.typeform.com, allowing users to signup and activate on mobile (previously you could access it on desktop browsers) and a lot of other A/B tests and experiments.
During 2018, I started spending my Fridays working on an side project with David Okuniev that would become VideoAsk. I've built the whole web respondent experience and ended up moving to VideoAsk full time in 2019, working on the whole web platform and helping to grow the team and product, while moving fast and being very close to our users and customers.
2015 — YLD and Trainline (London)
I spent the end of 2015 in London working for YLD as a Consultant and was placed at Trainline, where we've re-built the web experience from scratch using node, react and redux, while helping their internal staff getting up to speed with these modern technologies.
2014 to 2015 — Muzzley (Lisbon)
In the meanwhile I also started working for Muzzley, an intelligent platform for IoT consumer world. It avoids the need to have tons of different apps to interact with all the different devices. When I started, I worked mainly on the integration of those devices, doing reverse engineering of the APIs when needed, and implementing their managers in Node. Then I was mainly focused on the API, but I've also worked on the website and core messaging platform.
2012 to 2015 — University, side-projects and conferences (Lisbon)
Then I started university at IST and my interests started shifting towards web development so I built a website with a friend which let anyone play with robots from around the world. That was on the first year and it was featured on sites like Wired and the Raspberry Pi Foundation.
I co—organized SINFO twice, one of the biggest student organized tech confenrences in Europe, where we started building tools to solve some of the problems we had. For example, we created EventDeck that optimized a lot our speakers and sponsor contact process and let us put together the biggest event of the previous 21 editions.
I also enjoyed creating games, and had a small studio with a couple of friends called Brave Bunny. We created a lot of different games over the years, including Pursuit Rush that got greenlit on Steam and got a viral GIF.
2010 to 2012 — High school and robots (Lisbon)
The amazing people from Artica and IDMind found me and gave me the awesome opportunity of working with them on their robot Magabot. They were great mentors and provided me resources to work on all sorts of crazy projects, like the time we hacked a Sega Rally arcade to control real RC cars.