July 16th, 2015

Taming Ruby with rbenv

My colleague Cristiano told me about rbenv a couple of months ago. This was when I’ve already setup my Ruby development environment using rvm - I didn’t get to appreciate the real power of rbenv until a few days ago: I just got a new MacBook Pro as developer...

July 15th, 2015

Developer Advocacy Part 2: Live Coding

In the world of Developer Relations, there comes a time that fills a lot of us with dread: the moment when we’re required to perform live on stage. Live demos are the best way in which to showcase our company’s products and share knowledge with our community...

July 1st, 2015

An Intro to Developer Advocacy

I started my career as Developer Advocate in the mobile industry and eventually joined PayPal in 2012, and then Braintree in 2014. Being an Advocate allows me to interact with an immense group of global merchants and consumers that use our products daily. It...

June 5th, 2015

My I/O 2015 Highlights

Last week the 8th edition of Google I/O, Google’s annual developer conference in San Francisco, was held in the Moscone Center. Personally, I’ve attended 4 of them so far and have to admit that I’ve never left without being impressed by Google pushing the technology...

September 10th, 2014

Toward an inclusive Hackathon culture

In the last few days there has been a vivid (and sadly also depressing) discussion about how to behave properly at tech events to ensure a great experience for everyone. There have been posts like Hackathons are for Hacking by Cassidy Williams and The Future...