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Isabel Bernardes


Work History

May 2018Jul 2018

Web developer - freelancing

Recurse Center - New York City
  • Developing  a platform called Heriga to record and preserve intangible culture such as stories, legends, and memories of cultures at risk, working as a social network, shared and managed by communities. Developed in Django and Python.
Aug 2016Present


Aegis Heritage Institute e.V (NGO)

Founding member and president. Aegis Heritage Institute seeks to    promote and safeguard art and culture, in particular by keeping, maintaining and protecting endangered cultural heritage.

  • Developed a prototype for a conservation course using Unity3d.  A 3D e-learning environment that allowed hands-on interaction with ancient cultural artefacts using the Leap Motion hand tracking controller.
Jan 2014Oct 2016

Portuguese Translator

Semper by UnlockYourBrain

Responsible for the Portuguese/Brazilian translation content of the app and covered topics from mathematics, physics, quiz and trivia knowledge.

Sep 2014Jun 2015

Database Administrator/ Web Designer

German Archaeological Institute

Responsible for structuring, mapping and importing the project database (Access) to Arachne (MySQL). Developed a website for the project "Our Place in the world".

Nov 2011Sep 2016

Field Archaeologist / Survey Technician

Archaeofakt DÖHNER +USHMANN GbR, Berlin

Responsible for the documentation, management and analysis of information regarding contexts, artefacts and architectural remains of excavation projects in Berlin.

  • Supervised projects on multiple construction sites in areas of Berlin and Brandenburg;
  • Experienced with anthropological excavation techniques and recording;
  • Involved with Total-Station field set-up and surveying;
  • Managed RAW data in Autocad and GIS applications;
  • Performed 3D modelling and reconstruction.
Mar 2014Apr 2014

Assistant in the Archive of the Archaeological Museum of Olympia  

German Archaeological Institute Athens

Assisted the organization of excavation findings, treatment and photographic record from previous excavations - in the Olympia Museum, Greece.


  • Databases: Posgres, MySQL, SQL, MariaDB
  • Web development: HTML5, CSS3, JQuery, AJAX Responsive-Design, Javascript, API's
  • Frameworks: Bootstrap, Django
  • Design: AutoCad, Rhino3D, Adobe Photoshop, Inkscape
  • 3D reconstruction: Visualsfm, Meshlab, CloudCompare, Agisoft Photoscan
  • 3D modelling: Blender
  • GIS: ESRI ArcGIS, QuantumGIS
  • Programming languages: Python, Ruby
  • Leica Total Station: TCR 805power, Builder500, TCR1205
  • Leica GeoOffice 
  • English - Fluent  
  • German - Fluent 
  • Portuguese - Mother tongue
  • Spanish - Intermediate 
  • Italian - Basic

Awards & Certificates

LITG - Learn IT, girl (2016)

Awarded with a mentorship program for women around the world, to develop Heriga Project in Django and Python

Hackership - Grant Winner (2015)

Awarded with a full paid grant for developing the project "Hand tracking conservation course" in C#  using the Unity game engine as a prototype for Aegis Heritage Institute.  

Erasmus Scholarship (2011)

Extended the Erasmus agreement between Coimbra University and Free University Berlin for the Archaeological Department.

Diving Certificate

OWD, AOWD, Rescue Diver and Nitrox by PADI and SSI (2011-2013)

Photography Certificate

Fotografie in Archäologie ArchaeoSkills München (2011) & Archaeological Photography in Laboratory of the Monographic Museum of Conímbriga Condeixa-a-Nova, Portugal (2009)


  • Flexibility and a willingness to keep up to date with developments in technology 
  • Methodical and well-organised approach, with good attention to detail
  • Strong in team environments
  • Analytical and enquiring mind, with a keen interest in both the past and the future



M.S Geodesy and Geoinformation Sciences

Technische Universität Berlin

P.A Underwater Archaeology 

University of Lisbon and Politechnic Institut of Tomar

Completed internship dissertation: “The underwater prospection in Werbellinsee Barschberge”


B.A Archaeology and History 

University of Coimbra 


Underwater Archaeology and Biology Field School (2013)

Participated in a field school offered by the   Albanian Centre for Marine Research and the RPM Foundation in Saranda, Albania.

  • Performed multiple dives in archaeological sites dated  from the 5th century B.C.E. thought World War II;
  • Developed skills in underwater drawing, photography, written records and triangulation measurements;
  • Performed survey techniques in the aqueduct remains of the lake in the city of Butrint;