Student, Developer & Runner
I’m Diogo Torres Correia from Portugal!
I love programming, as well as running, taking photos and learning new things!
Feel free to get in touch or take a look at my past work below.
My top projects
Triton is a Spigot plugin for Minecraft that enables a Minecraft server to send
messages in the player’s language.
This was my first premium plugin on Spigot and I’ve put a lot of work and effort into it!
Craftathon is a weekend-long charity event that managed to raise $7,599 for Child’s Play Charity in two events (2017 and 2018). I was mainly involved in creating and testing the donation and ticket system.
Livraria e Papelaria Espaço
Livraria e Papelaria Espaço is a local bookstore in my area.
I’ve helped build their internet presence by coding a webstore as well as
providing hosting and email services.
Furthermore, I’ve coded some tools that helped speed labour-intensive tasks in-store.
A completely open source website, dedicated to the creation of class notes focused on the courses in the curriculum of the BSc in Computer Science and Engineering at Técnico Lisboa, improving the academic performance of students. Currently, it achieves more than 30k monthly views across all pages.
IST Delegate Election
Election app for Técnico's Pedagogical Council
Since I was member of the Pedagogical Council in my last year at Técnico, I volunteered to re-build the delegate (student representative) election platform using more modern technologies. It was built using Rust and React, which should result in a longer life span and need fewer maintenance.
I started a Cybersecurity Master programme at KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Sweden 🇸🇪.
A Rust and Yew.rs (Web Assembly) app
This was my first Web Assembly application, made with Yew.rs for the frontend and Axum.rs for the backend. It was a simple app to track purchases on a community fridge, keeping transaction history and balance of users, and was used for a while by ~10 people.
Community-driven class notes
During my time at Técnico Lisboa I’ve created a completely open source website to aggregate student’s class notes of the courses in the curriculum of the BSc in Computer Science and Engineering, resulting in a high-quality wiki of multiple computer science subjects. Currently, it achieves more than 30k monthly views across all pages and has over 50 contributors.
Teaching Python/Web to Students
Computer Science Degree
I started university at Instituto Superior Técnico.
Livraria e Papelaria Espaço
E-commerce website for a small business
I’ve designed and coded an e-commerce website for Livraria e Papelaria Espaço, a bookstore in my area. Almost everything was custom made with Next.js and Strapi. Sysadmin work was also done to setup the web and email servers. The source code is available on GitHub.
An online multiplayer game you can play right now!
In October 2019, I started to develop a small battleships online multiplayer game for my school class. Two months later, that game is now available to play! And it’s open source, so feel free to take a look at the source code on GitHub.
Triton Web Interface
My first consumer-facing React app
In the v1.0.0 update for Triton, my Spigot premium plugin, I introduced TWIN, a web interface to configure the plugin. It was my first consumer-facing web app made with React and other new web technologies.
During Christmas, I helped with Craftathon 2018! This time we were able to raise $1,144. Like in 2017, I mainly worked as a backend developer.
Portugal Ultra Triathlon
Another volunteering work
I designed a website for Portugal Ultra Triathlon,
an «Adventure for Charity» and a triple ironman triathlon.
Portugal Ultra Triathlon is a solidary adventure and a triple ironman.
Its mission is to challenge participants’ limits and their resilience,
generate social value and supporting local communities.
I was behind the entire internet presence of the event, from the website itself down to the donation system and sysadmin work (setting up emails, custom domains, etc).
A custom made Minecraft server software
After Craftathon ended, I didn’t have anything to do, so I made myself a challenge:
create a fully working Minecraft server software from scratch.
The goal? Learn more about how socket connections work in Java. And after a week I got my first loaded chunk! The project is far from finished and it will probably stay that way, but it was fun to do nonetheless.
My first time as a volunteer
After 6 months of work, everything was ready for Craftathon 2017! I joined other developers to create an amazing charity event in Minecraft, which was able to raise $6,455.23 for Child’s Play Charity, improving the lives of children in domestic violence shelters and hospitals! I mainly worked on the website back-end, mostly on the payment system.
My first Android app
I started working on an Android app called “SchoolBit” (which was then taken down due to legal reasons), that basically connected to my school system and showed the absences, summaries, grades, etc…
My first experience working as a team
I joined a development team called Clout Team, which has since been taken down.
We’ve worked on various projects, mostly related to Minecraft.
While working for Clout Team, I’ve started receiving money for programming, which was a huge achievement for me!
My first custom made Minecraft server
After a few months of work, I’ve managed to create a Minecraft server with custom plugins! We also had a website with PayPal support to allow for donations, all custom made. The server was closed later that year, so I’ve decided to open source most of the code.
How it all started...
At this time, I started to have some interest in coding. In May 2014, I joined the Bukkit community, started learning Java and created my first Minecraft server.