Diogo Constantino


Diogo Miguel Constantino dos Santos

about me:

Contact Information


diogoconstantino at ubuntu-pt.org ; diogo.santos at ansol.org ; diogo.santos at direitosdigitais.pt

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Diogo Constantino








Diogo Constantino


Working in IT for a number of years, in several positions, mostly around development, but also systems administration.

Member of several associations related with IT such as Portuguese National Association for Free Software (Associação Nacional para o Software Livre, ANSOL), and of the Portuguese Association for the Defence of Digital Rights (Associação D3 - Defesa dos Direitos Digitais). Where held at times responsibilities on social organs.

Activist around Digital Rights, mostly on subjects around Copyright, Free Software, Privacy, Open Standards,

Lisbon Perl Monger...

I've been early on involved with the Portuguese community, in several ways, my first attempts to participate date at least as early as of May 2005 (https://launchpad.net/~diogo-santos).


Most contributions I made were as a member of the Portuguese LoCo, and for the Portuguese LoCo. Where currenlty I'm active member of the Portuguese LoCo Council.

More recent contributions include have also included made to UBports Ubuntu Touch Community. On UBports I'm the Portuguese Language Captain (helping promoting translation, and Portuguese speakers participate fully on the community), member of the UBports Community Committee (aka UBAM). UBports First Responders (UBports community welcoming team), and of the Marketing Team, and of Media & Press Focus Group.

I'm also helping the organization of Ubucon Europe 2018 managing social media.

Podcast Ubuntu Portugal

Founder and co-host of Podcast Ubuntu Portugal. A podcast dedicated to promoting Ubuntu Ubuntuverse and Free Software in Portuguese Language.


I'm member of the Ubports First Responders Team, and also Captain for the Portuguese Language. Wich means I assist people who want to join the community mostly Portuguese speakers who don't speak English, or are not comfortable doing so, and do liaison with the Portuguese(speaking) Ubuntu Touch community organized by the Ubuntu LoCo.

Event participation

  • LoCo monthly meetings in Lisbon (and I relaunched them after years without them happening)

  • LoCo monthly meetings in Sintra

  • All sorts of LoCo events social and technical

  • UbuCon Europe 2016

  • UbuCon Europe 2017

Future Goals

  • Expand Podcast Ubuntu Portugal
  • Help others podcasting with Ubuntu and about Ubuntu and Free Software
  • Bring more awareness about Ubuntu and Free Software
  • Help managing community in Portugal and abroad
  • Find more ways to support users
  • To do technical contributions when possible
  • Help others to learn and to do technical contributions
  • Help manage the Portuguese LoCo infrastructure (already do some small part of it)

  • Re-activate the Belgium LoCo

  • Participate in more Ubuntu and Free Software events
  • Bring more women and young people to the community
  • Have fun with Ubuntu and my Ubuntu lover friends
  • Help create Ubuntu events on International scale
  • Bring more understanding of Digital Rights issues to the Ubuntu Community
  • Bring more understanding of Free Software and Ubuntu To Digital Rights activists


I only can say one thing: Diogo has to be an Ubuntu member! Smile :) I'll not meet a guy with so much passion about Ubuntu and its community as Diogo has. He is always trying to help, he is always involved everywhere. Then, I wouldn't say +1 for his application, I would say +1000! -- costales

In a scale from 1 to 10 Diogo is an 11 on the Ubuntu passion level! He is in constant evangelization of everyone around him, always in the right word/advice. I share with him some projects like the Podcast Ubuntu Portugal, that he challenge me to do with him and until now is being quite a ride... Thanks for everything, bro!-- tcarrondo

Diogo is so passionate for Ubuntu and privacy, that it is not somewhat surprising to know the number of projects he is involved and the amount of things we deals with regularly. Diogo has been a key stone in the Portuguese Loco, helping to spread Ubuntu, despite living abroad. Furthermore, he has played a key role developing Ubuntu Europa, a federation to help organize european LoCos. He connects often with third-party associations to help organize and defend what he thinks are the best interests of all open source communities, Ubuntu included and being a priority that he tries connection too often. For that alone, he is more than deserving of his Ubuntu Membership. It has been a pleasure to coordinate the efforts of the Portuguese LoCo and I know we will be working together on many ends. -- gsilvapt