Ricardo Ferreira

Ricardo Ferreira

After nearly two decades working with software engineering and solution architecture, I decided to earn my living working full-time as a developer advocate. Though I’ve been doing this developer advocacy thing officially since 2018, I’ve been creating content and speaking at conferences since 2009. Some of the events I’ve spoken at include JavaOne, JFokus, JNation, QCon, Google Cloud Next, Kafka Summit, Pulsar Summit, and many Big Data conferences. You can find where I’ll speak next here.

Recordings of my talks can be found on my YouTube channel, where you’re welcome to subscribe to get the latest of my work — such as workshops, demos, and tutorials that I create. Apropos, you might want to check my GitHub for the code I write to all of this.

If you need to reach out, you can email me at riferrei@riferrei.com or just start a conversation on Telegram.

Twitter: @riferrei

Biographies for publication

Short biography

Ricardo is Observability Lead for Elastic’s community team, where he acts as the voice of Elastic at SRE, DevOps, and DataOps communities. In this role, he is responsible for developing and driving a global community and developer advocacy strategy focused on observability. With +20 years of experience, he might have learned a thing or two about distributed systems, observability, streaming systems, and databases. Before Elastic, he worked for other vendors such as Confluent, Oracle, Red Hat, and different consulting firms.

Full biography

Ricardo is Observability Lead for Elastic’s community team, where he acts as the voice of Elastic at SRE, DevOps, and DataOps communities. In this role, he is responsible for developing and driving a global community and developer advocacy strategy focused on observability. With +20 years of experience, he might have learned a thing or two about distributed systems, observability, streaming systems, and databases. Before Elastic, he worked for other vendors such as Confluent, Oracle, Red Hat, and different consulting firms.

While not working, he loves barbecuing in 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

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