Ricardo Ferreira

Developer Advocate
Ricardo is a Developer Advocate at Confluent -- the company founded by the creators of Apache Kafka.
He has +21 years of experience working with Software Development, where he specialized in different Distributed Systems architectures such as Integration, SOA, NoSQL, Messaging, In-Memory Caching and Cloud Computing.
Prior to Confluent he worked for other vendors such as Oracle, Red Hat and IONA Technologies, as well as several consulting firms.
While not working and like any good Brazilian -- he loves doing Churrasco’s (i.e.: Brazilian Barbecue) with his friends & family, where he get the chance to talk about anything that is not geek related.
He can be easily found on Twitter @riferrei or via his blog https://riferrei.net.