FOSDEM 2024

It was fun to attend FOSDEM for the first time. The event is of immense magnitude, as multiple talks are occurring simultaneously, and approximately 8000 individuals from all over the globe attended the event. It’s a chance to meet new people, learn about new technology, get stickers (I’m trying to find more space on my laptop to put more stickers) and help out at the event. My first FOSDEM and my first time volunteering to heralding the lightning talks, what a great way to get immersed in the event!...

4 February 2024 · 2 min

Contributing to Fedora

Fedora is the Linux distribution that I primarily utilize, as it offers a satisfactory balance between cutting-edge packages and stability. The release schedule is six-monthly, and you can expect the most recent version of the main packages, a level of innovation you can only find in one of the most up-to-date and stable operating systems. Being a data professional, I enjoy trying new software and staying abreast of the newest industry innovation....

7 September 2023 · 2 min

My ZSH Setup

Here’s how I set up ZSH on Fedora Linux. Install the basic packages dnf install zsh zsh-autosuggestions zsh-syntax-highlighting util-linux-user Install Oh My ZSH Follow the instruction on the Oh My ZSH website: sh -c "$(curl -fsSL https://raw.githubusercontent.com/ohmyzsh/ohmyzsh/master/tools/install.sh)" Install the Powerlevel10k theme Install the MesloLGS font family first to get the best results. Install the fonts: MesloLGS NF Regular.ttf MesloLGS NF Bold.ttf MesloLGS NF Italic.ttf MesloLGS NF Bold Italic.ttf Clone the repository: git clone --depth=1 https://github....

30 July 2023 · 2 min

Learning Scala

Python is my main programming language at work, it’s the lingua franca for data engineer, together with SQL. I have always been very curious to learn a functional programming language and Scala was a natural choice. As data engineer, Python, Scala and Java are the most common programming languages, these three technologies dominate the main tools, components and frameworks used by data professionals, for example: Hadoop (Java) Pandas (Python) Airflow (Python) Kafka (Scala and Java) Spark (Scala) Pulsar (Java) (…) It’s a big list, if you are still not convinced, take a look into Apache Projects Directory for Big Data....

19 September 2022 · 3 min

New Blog

I’m starting this new space to write articles on data engineering and also on other different topics like privacy, productivity tools and personal growth. Why a new blog? Before my own blog platform, I wrote a few posts on the Medium platform, like this one: Data Engineer and Infrastructure as a code. I am very interested in sharing knowledge, freely, without paywalls. This is one of the reasons why I decided to stick with my own platform instead of using Medium....

18 September 2022 · 1 min