About

Hi, my name is Rui Pires.

I am a Portuguese software engineer living in a small volcanic island called Terceira, located in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean, in the Azores.

I'm currently working remotely since 2012.

You can see some of my side projects in the projects page.

If you are curious, you can look at my LinkedIn profile, follow me on Twitter or take a look at my GitHub page.

I started programming in 1998, and have been fascinated with it ever since.

I'm interested in modern C++, and have a particularly soft spot for indie game development. Indie Game development fascinates me because it requires a wide array of knowledge in different areas of computing (graphics, network, AI, UI, scripting, physics, etc), not to mention how satisfying it is to create something that is simply fun.

You might be wondering what the name "sennin" is all about.

Sennin (仙人) is a Japanese word (loaned from Chinese), with several possible translations. I have chosen it for one in particular: Hermit.

If I wanted to continue living here I had to choose to only work remotely. I do, thankfully, communicate with the outside world a lot more than the typical hermit.