Curiosity and passion for reading, writing and computers: that’s what led me here.

My name’s Diéssica Gurskas and I radically strive for simplicity. I often immerse myself in cycling, sound, writing, reading, open communities, life-pondering, nature; as well as program computers to explore the wonders of human-computer interaction, for industries or creativity.

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✋ Open to volunteer for social impact, particularly concerning urgent matters such as internet privacy, climate change and open knowledge. May help with programming, cyber-investigation, writing, design, product management and more. Let's talk.

In Words, not Keywords

Although based in Berlin nowadays, I grew up in Viamão – a modest town in Brazil where I first stumbled upon my love of building things on a computer. (This is how Berlin and Viamão compare.)

As a kid, people remember me as curious and passionate about computers. Still am! Ever since I coded my first pirate game server, I feel intrigued about computers and how humans interact and express themselves with it.

Don’t get me wrong though: Viamão has taught me to be street smart. Among my skills, one can find street variants of football and cricket, marbles, pião, and building pipes out of trash plastic bags. From ringing my neighbours’ doorbells and running away over and over, I’ve also learned to run quite fast.

Raised by the internet, I teach myself, experiment and have fun, benefiting from something I believe and fight for: open knowledge and freedom of information. I wish nothing but for everyone to feel empowered to explore life and experience it thoroughly as I do.