From February 2016 through April 2016, a group of Toptalers embarked on a 3-month road trip in South America. Our goals? To support Toptal communities, build new communities, accelerate the development of tech talent in the region, connect with South American universities, and much more.
Itinerary & Events
Events
The dates and locations of upcoming Toptal Road Trip events.
Belo Horizonte Rio de Janeiro São José dos Campos São Paulo Curitiba Blumenau Florianópolis Porto Alegre Montevideo Buenos Aires Rosario Santa Fe Córdoba

Toptal Road Trip South America News

Stay up-to-date with the latest Toptal Road Trip photos, videos, articles, and announcements.
Apr 19
Toptal and Co-innova Tech Night
“40 people came to Toptal's event with Co-innova, including Toptal's 3rd scholarship winner, Gabriela Mancini, and Toptal Academy Professor Alejandro Hernandez.”
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Apr 15
Santa Fe Community Gathering
“Toptalers came from all over the region for a dinner with the Santa Fe community.”
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Apr 14
Toptal and UTN Santa Fe Tech Night
“40 students and Santa Fe community members came to Toptal's event with UTN Santa Fe. Nicolas Spessot and Dror Liebenthal spoke to the group.”
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Apr 11
Toptal and Coworking Rosario Tech Night
“The Toptal Roadtrip team spent the day working at Coworking Rosario as part of Toptal coworking week. After a hard day of work, everyone enjoyed great food and a presentation about remote work.”
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Mar 30
Toptal and Shiftseven Design Night
“Toptal met with local designers at Digital House to discuss remote work.”
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Mar 29
Toptal and Club Link Tech Night at UCA
“Toptal's Head of Marketing and Communications spoke to students at UCA in Buenos Aires about entrepreneurship. The event was hosted by the university's entrepreneurship club, Club Link.”
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Mar 24
Toptal and La Maquinita Tech Night
“Toptal met up with Remote Year and other remote workers in Buenos Aires. It was great to meet so many people who know the benefits of remote work!”
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Mar 21
Montevideo Community Gathering
“We shared a great dinner, including chivitos and local beers, with the growing Montevideo community. Thanks for coming!”
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Mar 17
Toptal and Co-Work Tech Night
“The Roadtrip made it to Uruguay! For the first night in Montevideo, Toptal joined Co-Work for a great event with over 40 guests.”
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Mar 17
Toptal and Cuento Tech Night
“We really enjoyed seeing the space and community at Cuento Coworking in Porto Alegre. Thanks again to the Cuento team for hosting us!”
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Mar 16
Porto Alegre Community Gathering
“Riversides Shikki was the perfect place for our Porto Alegre Community Gathering. Great food, great company, and a great time.”
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Mar 16
Toptal and Fábrica de Ideias Tech Night
“We had a great event with Fábrica de Ideias in Porto Alegre! Thanks to all the Toptalers and others who came to hear the talk and meet our team.”
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Mar 16
Toptal and Base Coworking Tech Night
“Over 50 software engineers and designers came to our event with Base Coworking in Florianopolis, known as the Silicon Valley of Brazil. It was great to see so many talented people and help them learn more about Toptal.”
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Mar 10
Florianópolis Community Gathering
“Over 20 Toptalers and interested developers gathered in Florianópolis for delicious Italian food.”
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Mar 10
Toptal and Offcina Tech Night
“Toptal met with Offcina in Blumenau, where Toptalers Rafael Dalpra and Dror Liebenthal gave presentations about their experiences with remote work.”
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Mar 10
Toptal and Beta Tech Night
“In Curitiba, Beta hosted a Toptal talk on working remotely.”
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Mar 2
Toptal and Ponte 21 Tech Night at Cubo
“Toptal and Ponte 21 hosted a Tech Night at Cubo, an innovative coworking space in São Paulo. The groups discussed remote work and shared some pizza!”
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Feb 29
DevBeers São Paulo
“Toptal and DevBeers joined forces again in São Paulo for a great happy hour. Cheers!”
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Feb 29
Toptal and Designa Tech Night
“The Toptal Roadtrip team drove to Pindamonhangaba for an event with Designa. Dror Liebenthal spoke about remote work and Willian Fernandes spoke about APIs.”
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Feb 24
GDG São José dos Campos
“GDG invited Toptal to speak to its community of local developers about remote work. Around 80 developers attended.”
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Feb 24
Toptal and UniVap Tech Night
“The Roadtrip team met with 20 computer science students from UniVap in São José dos Campos. The students are in their fifth year and asked many great questions about working remotely with Toptal.”
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Feb 20
DevBeers Rio de Janeiro
“In Rio de Janeiro, Toptal partnered with DevBeers to host over 100 developers from all over the city.”
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Feb 11
Rio de Janeiro Community Gathering
“Over 20 Toptalers and friends gathered for food, drinks, and lively conversation right across the street from the famed Copacabana Beach.”
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Feb 4
FUMEC University Hackathon
“Dror Liebenthal, Head of Marketing & Communications, and Diego Ballona, Belo Horizonte Community Leader, spoke with FUMEC computer science students about the possibilities that stem from remote work. Students of all ages attended the event.”
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Feb 4
Belo Horizonte Community Gathering
“The Toptal Belo Horizonte Community gathered at Fogo de Chão for a great meal. The churrascaria was a big hit, and it was a fun way to meet up with Toptalers, old and new.”
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Feb 4
DevNight by Toptal
“To kick off the Toptal Roadtrip, Toptal partnered with DevIsland to host DevNight in Belo Horizonte. It was great to meet so many developers who are interested in remote work. Questions lasted over an hour!”
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Join The Road Trip

Check out the Toptalers who have joined the trip below. If you’re in the area and would like to join us, just get in touch! All Toptalers are welcome, and we’d love to have you.
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Kathryn is a recent Princeton University graduate who speaks Portuguese and works at Toptal on growth, social media, and PR.
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Max is a recent Princeton University graduate who works on Toptal's Growth Team and is the host of the upcoming Toptal Design Podcast.
Max Crawford
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Damir is a full-stack web developer who has been writing web applications for fourteen years. He also works as a developer with Toptal's Core Team.
Damir Zekic
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Roman began working with Toptal in 2011. Since then has spent much of his time traveling the world to grow the Toptal community. He is currently the Croatian Community Leader.
Roman Urbanovski
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Asael is Toptal's Community Manager for South America. He speaks English, Spanish, and Portuguese.
Asael Arenas
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Ramiro is a software developer from Argentina with over ten years of experience. He specializes in C#.NET and SQL but now spends his time working with Toptal's Core Team.
Ramiro Palacios
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Nicolas is an experienced developer from Argentina who specializes in Java and Spring.
Nicolas Spessot
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Nahuel is an experienced developer from Argentina who specializes in Java and Android.
Nahuel Miranda
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Mauricio is an experienced developer from Argentina who specializes in JavaScript and PHP.
Mauricio Saglietto
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Laureano is an experienced web developer and designer from Argentina. He is a full stack developer who also works on Toptal's Core Team.
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Dror is a Chemical Engineer from Princeton University. At Toptal he works with the Growth Team as the Head of Marketing & Communications.
Dror Liebenthal
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Grace is a recent Princeton University graduate who works on Toptal's Growth Team.
Grace Fish
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Diego is a developer from Belo Horizonte who specializes in JavaScript and Ruby. He is also the Belo Horizonte Community Leader.
Diego Ballona
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Alvaro is Toptal's VP of Talent Operations. He is from São José dos Campos.
Alvaro Oliveira
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Willian is a developer from São José dos Campos who specializes in JavaScript and Ruby. He is also the São José dos Campos Community Leader.
Willian Fernandes
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Pedro is a developer from Rio de Janeiro who specializes in PHP.
Pedro Rocha
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Leandro is a developer from Rio de Janeiro who specializes in Python and Django. He also writes for the Toptal Engineering Blog.
Leandro Lima
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Mahiara is a member of Toptal's Core Team. She lives in São José dos Campos.
Mahiara Pimentel
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Lavinia is a member of Toptal's Core Team. She lives in Florianópolis.
Lavinia Maluf
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Gilberto is a developer from Florianópolis who specializes in Java. He is also the Florianópolis Community Leader.
Gilberto Garcia
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As a Sales Engineer at Toptal, Eryn works closely with clients to determine their needs and onboard them into the Toptal client community.
Eryn Peters
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Ines travels the world looking for the top 3% of freelance talent, whom she makes feel at home while working with Toptal.
Ines Avdic-Zekic
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Jennifer is Toptal's Head of People Operations. She spends her time designing a stellar experience for employees and developing programs to align employees with business strategy.
Jennifer Weinmann
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