Nelson Gonçalves

Viseu , Portugal

About Me

I'm a portuguese teacher and researcher, Free Software evangelist and Free Culture activist. Passionate about Animation, Education, Free Software and Free Culture (among other things!), Blender is on the top of my list. When I'm not teaching or working on my research interests, I'm writing stories, animating or staring at a screen watching animation for endless hours. I like free beer and saying that "Using Free Software is a statement about the world we live in and how we choose to live in it".

Affiliations: Teacher at the School of Education of the Polytechnic Institute of Viseu, Portugal; Phd student at University of Minho, Portugal; Founding member of OpenLab ESEV; Founding member of animaXion studioz; Member of the board of Associação Ensino Livre; Member of Society for Animation Studies; Member #7912 of the Free Software Foundation.


  • Education / Training
  • Education Technology
  • 3D
  • Animation
  • Free Software
  • Free Culture
  • Consultancy
  • Webdesign

Interested in

  • Employment
  • Freelancing

Available to

  • Work remotely
  • Travel

Portfolio Sample

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  • Shotz. An easy to use and deploy webapp to manage a short movie production.

  • Alive for 30 seconds. Game prototype for Android, developed with Blender Game Engine.

  • EVTux. A customized Operating System (GNU/Linux Ubuntu 10.04 based) for educational purposes.

  • Manual Livre de Blender (Blender Libre Manual). Html manual for Blender learning in portuguese language.

  • Animaxion Studioz is an independent animation collective travelling across the landscapes of Free Culture.

  • Manual Livre de Animação em 2D (2D Animation Libre Manual). Html manual in portuguese language.


  • Blender
  • Gimp
  • HTML / CSS
  • GNU/Linux
  • Zotero
  • Tupi
  • Synfig
  • Bootstrap

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