Ricardo is Principal Developer Advocate at Elastic—the company behind the Elastic Stack (Elasticsearch, Kibana, Beats, and Logstash) and Elastic Cloud, where he does community advocacy for North America. With +20 years of experience he specializes in Distributed Systems, Databases, Streaming Data, and Big Data. Prior to Elastic he worked for other vendors such as Confluent, Oracle, and Red Hat, as well as several consulting firms. These days Ricardo spend most of his time making developers fall in love with technology.
While not working he loves barbecuing on his backyard with his family and friends, where he gets the chance to talk about anything that is not IT related. He lives in North Carolina, USA with his wife and son. Follow Ricardo on Twitter: @riferrei