Carles Pina i Estany

Welcome to my personal Web page
TL;DR: my blog Pintant or my email carlesweb@pina.cat.

About me

Born in Manresa, near Barcelona, in 1981. I'm working in London since 2009, at Mendeley in the Mendeley Desktop team.

I almost always like what I do, if I didn't love I'd try to avoid doing it. Obviously there are a few exceptions to this rule... but I can say that some of my hobbies are:

  • Programming. Mendeley hackdays are one of my favourite days. My work is based on C++/Qt (I'm flexible) and I really like Python.
  • Learning. Could be English, a new programming language, table tennis... anything
  • Travelling.
  • Museums, plays, musicals, standup comedy. E.g. big fan of The Festival of the Spoken Nerd.

Digital footprint


And some other places. Not on Facebook or Twitter.

Analogic footprint

A selection of my regular, off-line activities:

Free software

I'm a free software user and I've contributed to some projects that you might be using such as:

  • Grub2: I added gettext support.
  • qdacco: developed it. Available on Debian and Ubuntu.
  • qphotosort: developed it.
  • Contributor with small features or bugfixes to Pydance, pidgin, Amarok, gnokii, geeqie, xdiskusage, mtr... I used to fix bugs to almost any software that I found
  • I've given talks to different conferences in Barcelona and around, Fosdem, Python Code Dojos, Unconferences, etc.
  • Nowadays I write on my blog, previously I used to write on Bulma, Catux and Debaday.

For more source code see my Github page.

The majority of the code that I've written during the last years is for Mendeley Desktop.