Senior Developer Advocate
Amazon Web Services
Ricardo works for AWS in the developer relations team. With +20 years of experience, he built an extensive background in distributed systems, messaging, databases, and observability. The first 10 years of his career were spent in software engineering, where his primary focus was about programming languages, compilers, debuggers, code efficiency, and development best practices. Then, he spent another 10 years working as a solution architect in companies like Red Hat and Oracle.
My relationship with the Apache Kafka community started in the middle of 2014 when I created a connector for Kafka. Since then, I joined several technical communities to both share knowledge and help others getting started with the technology. Eventually, I joined Confluent as developer advocate, where I worked with different communities to inspire others in the world of streaming data. I spoke about Kafka and streaming data at several conferences, meetups, and customer events. Nowadays, I still spend my time creating highly technical content focused on advanced use cases for Kafka.