Rafael "Auyer" Passos
👩‍💻 Developer 👩‍💻 Developer  📈 Data Engineer 📈 Data Engineer  🐧 Open Source & Linux Enthusiast 🐧 Open Source & Linux Enthusiast

Curious, Tech and Science

I'm Rafael, a Brazilian software engineer. I began my career as a researcher but migrated to the tech industry in 2019. I'm a curious individual. I started with (web) software development in Golang. After that, I specialized in Data Engineering and created a data-focused squad. Besides all this, I worked with a fair share of Cloud Infrastructure and Kubernetes, doing development in Golang, Python, and Rust.

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In the field of Data Engineering, the Apache Spark framework is one of the most known and powerful ways to extract and process data. It is well-trusted, and it is also very simple to use once you get the infrastructure set up. Understandably, most engineers will choose it for every task. However, in a lot of ways, it can be overkill. And a very expensive one.

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This is a (small) presentation I gave to my coworkers at CEPESC. At the time, most of the software there was written in Java, and our team (researchers from the Federal University of Brasilia) was developing in Python. I was advocating using Golang in some performance-critical areas of our system.

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If you want to write LaTeX on your machine, VS Code is a great option for you! Installing all the necessary packages is a simple process. And with the power of Git, you can sync with web-based editors like Overleaf, and have satisfying versioning and backup.

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