About the author

A hippo in a flower field.

Arĥimedeς Montegasppα Cacilhας

  Arĥimedeς Montegasppα Cacilhας, A hippo in a flower field.  

I was born Rodrigo M. Cacilhas at Petrópolis/RJ, Brazil, at 1975’s end, I got the nickname Archimedes when I was 10, for math sciences are usually easy to me – and for bullying too, since some fellow students wanted to make fun of the gold crown incident. Later, I changed the spelling to Arĥimedeς when I became esperantist (the final greek sigma has nothing to do with the Esperanto).

I’m autistic, high gifted and musician, I was learning music from an early age from my mother, who had been singer. I can play a lot of musical instruments – strings, fife, and some keyboard ones.

I studied Chemistry at UFRJ’s Chemistry Institute, but I didn’t graduate.

I’ve learned how to deal with computers since very early on, I began using a TK85. I was 12 when started programming on a MSX-1.1 Hotbit HB-8000, using MS XColour BASIC programming language. Later I switched to Perl 5, C, Python, at that time in the version 1.5, which became my main programming language. I’ve also developed professionaly in Lua, Java, C++, Cython, and about 2016 ECMAScript 2015 / Javascript, TypeScript, and Go. Currently I’m working in Scala.

I’ve learned a lot of programming languages just for self-improvement, among them Scheme, MoonScript, Erlang, Prolog, Standard ML, OCaml, F♯, Smalltalk, Objective-C, Tcl/Tk.

I went to FAETERJ BTech college, completing the course with 9.5 achievement, and was removed by political persecution. Later I was reintegrated, and I graduated at the end of 2018.

I worked as hodman, tent loader, even storyteller, network administrator, IT consultant and software developer.

Due to my Apraxia of Speech, it’s easy to me learning new languages’ structure, but pronounciation and vocabulary are tough.

My great-grandfather was called Gasppar Montini at San Marino, but he changed his name to Monte Gasppa in Brazil, whence I take my ℳontegasppα, completing my public name. my great-grandmather’s name was Giulia Campimori, renamed to Julia Monte.