Web Applications and Usability: a Project using WordPress CMS

Last Monday (May 22th), students of Web Applications and Usability course (Postgraduate Program of Informatics Applied to Organizations – ISCTE-IUL) presented one of the projects consisting of developing an organizational website. Students were encouraged to develop the project using WordPress. Prof. Manuela Aparicio supported the students in WordPress customization. In the course, students also learned Javascript, CSS, PHP, and Mysql, allowing them to create a small plug-in. They also used UX and usability concepts and techniques in the process of development and evaluation of the website.

The students were organized in the following working groups (or teams):

  • Team 1: Fátima Tomé, Pedro Dias, Pedro Calado, Patricia Nobrega
  • Team 2: Miguel Afonso, Fabio Damil
  • Team 3: Ana Massano, Sérgio Aires
  • Team 4: Cátia Henriques, Ângela Freixo, Catarina Canteiro, André Mendes
  • Team 5: Carla Silva, Ana Sofia Graça, Cláudia Souza
  • Team 6: Diana Teixeira, Melissa Garcia, Sandra Ricardo
  • Team 7: Volodymyr Mykhayliv, João Sardinha, Rafael Moisés, André Bolila
  • Team 8: Olena Mandzyuk,Nuno Mendes, Brenardo Pereira
  • Team 9: Maria Nunes, Cláudia Ferreira

Master Lecture: Logistics & Robotics

João Sequeira and João Aparicio gave a lecture about Logistics and Robotics to a class of  students from the IBS (ISCTE Business School). In this lecture, João Sequeira and João Aparicio  introduced main robotics concepts to the students in the course of Information Systems and ERP (Master of Services and Technology Management). They also discussed possible impacts of using robotics in factories and warehouses.  João Aparicio also talked about his experience in robot competition.


FNR 2017, Coimbra

A team from ISCTE-IUL ACM Student Chapter participated in the FNR 2017 (Festival Nacional de Robotica).

Certificate delivery to SmartMOOC Students

The chair of the ISCTE-IUL ACM Student Chapter Joao Aparicio delivered the Introduction to Programming Certification of Completion. He also gave a talk about Introduction to Robotics using Arduino. The course was developed and managed by Martinha Piteira, teacher at the School of Technology from the Instituto Politecnico de Setubal.

Arduino Day 2017 @ ISCTE

Arduino Day 20017 vai realizar-se mais uma vez no ISCTE.

A não perder!

É gratuito! Entrada Livre.

Talks, Workshops, Demos

Arduino Day, once again in ISCTE!

It is free.


FSFE President’s Talk/ Palestra de Presidente da FSFE

FSFE President’s Talk: The long way to empower people to control technology
Tuesday, 28th March, 2017  18:00h
Auditório JJ Laginha, ISCTE, Lisboa


The long way to empower people to control technology

Software is deeply involved in all aspects of our lives. It is important that this technology empowers rather than restricts us. Free Software gives everybody the rights to use, understand, adapt and share software.  These rights help support other fundamental rights like freedom of speech, freedom of press and privacy.

The Free Software Foundation Europe is a charity that empowers users to control technology by:

  • Helping individuals and organisations to understand how Free Software contributes to freedom, transparency, and self-determination.
  • Enhancing users’ rights by abolishing barriers to Free Software adoption.
  • Encouraging people to use and develop Free Software.
  • Providing resources to enable everyone to further promote Free Software in Europe.

In this talk Matthias will talk about how he joined the FSFE, highlight the importance of Free Software for society, give some examples of the FSFE’s work from the past 15 years, and show how you as individual or organisation can work with us the FSFE and its local associate ANSOL for software freedom.

This talk, presented in English, is followed by a Q&A session you’ll be invited to participate in, and in there we will cover typical misunderstandings surounding Free Software.


This event is supported by MOSS, the Open Source Masters program in ISCTE, and ISCTE’s ACM Student Chapter.