Skills and professional experience

Diogo Capela

Passionate about building digital products. Experience in software development and project management, particularly with technologies such as JavaScript, Node.js, TypeScript, React, Redux, HTML, CSS, Java, Firebase, MongoDB, and PostgreSQL.


Feb 2023 — Present

Senior Frontend Consultant

Jan 2021 — Dec 2022

Fullstack Engineer

Working as a fullstack engineer building platforms that allow real-time trading of commodities and products for big companies in the energy sector. Helping out with the recruitment process by reviewing curriculums and doing technical interviews. Building wireframes and mockups to discuss possible implementations with clients.

Sep 2022 — Nov 2022

Guest Lecturer

Instructor of the React module, teaching the basics of modern web development with React, on the professional fullstack web development course by Academia FLAG.

Apr 2022 — Sep 2022


Technical co-founder working as a fullstack developer and startup tech lead, bootstrapping both frontend and backend services for a functional MVP.

Jul 2018 — Dec 2020

Frontend Developer

Working as a frontend engineer using TypeScript, React, and Redux to build performant, resilient, and scalable content management systems and server-side rendered e-commerce web applications. Contributing to the recruitment process by reviewing candidates and shadowing during technical interviews.

Feb 2020 — Jul 2020

Team Lead & Agile Scrum Master

Partially-remote internship as an agile scrum master and lead developer, working on a project to develop an API, a web application, and a native Android mobile app to identify signs of tuberculosis using pre-trained machine learning models.

Sep 2016 — Feb 2020


Founder of a small software development startup. Designing, building, and maintaining software for external clients.

Jul 2017 — Dec 2018


Co-founder and lead developer of a venture capital funded startup that ran as a peer-to-peer boat rental marketplace.

Apr 2017 — Jun 2017


Bootstrapping a 3D printing startup within the FastStart accelerator program, a 3-month bootcamp to develop a technological business idea using lean startup methodologies, hosted by Fábrica de Startups.

Jan 2017 — Mar 2017

Software Developer

Design and development of a ticket system for restaurants, consisting of an Android app designed for tablets, a Node.js server connected to a Firebase realtime database, and a web-based portal for TVs running on a RaspberryPi.

Sep 2015

IFMSA Advocate

IFMSA Advocate at the Global Youth Consultation for the World Humanitarian Summit.



TypeScript, JavaScript, React, React Native, Node.js, HTML, CSS, Redux, Gatsby.js, Next.js, Express.js, PostgreSQL, Firebase, MongoDB,, and RESTful APIs.


Sep 2022

Hackacity Data Quality Award

Porto Digital

Winners of the data quality award on a hackathon where people explore the potential of open city data to develop solutions that will impact the community.

May 2022

1st Product of the Day Award

Product Hunt

Got the first product of the day award on Product Hunt with a project that aims to give visibility to indie makers by providing a small niche startup directory, dedicated to micro-startups, solo founders, and small independent teams.

Jul 2020

2nd Product of the Day Award

Product Hunt

Achieved the second product of the day award on Product Hunt with a web application that works as a tool to help generate high-resolution device mockups with the screenshot of a website or mobile application.

Apr 2018

3rd Best Startup Prize by Babson Global

Babson College

Awarded as the 3rd best startup by the Babson College in a pitching event, evaluating business fundamentals, creativity and approach to create economic and social value, organized by Fábrica de Startups.

Nov 2017

HeartBits 4th Place


A 24-hour marathon, organized by ANEM and CeSIUM, where an inter-professional team of 5 elements develops an innovative information product that responds to a current health problem in Portugal.

Oct 2017

Tourism Explorers 1st Place

Fábrica de Startups

Winners of first regional and national place on acceleration program whose main objective is to enhance the development of innovation and entrepreneurship in Portugal, by supporting the creation of new companies with innovative products and services focused on the tourism sector.

Jun 2017

Hackacity Porto 1st Place

ScaleUp Porto

A hackathon that aims to test big data and promotes its use to develop solutions that will have an impact in the city but also foster collaboration amongst stakeholders. For 24 hours, participants get together to develop solutions based on open-source platforms to address challenges faced by the citizens, using data provided by the city.