Friday, January 1. 2010
I was born in Zaragoza, a medium sized town in Spain and half a way between Madrid and Barcelona. I studied computering in my hometown getting a bachelor's degree in computer sciences. After one year working there as a Java developer I decided it was time to move. For nine years I was working as a contractor for Sun Microsystems (Madrid) using this lovely company called Nologin as intermediary. This job was interrupted by a two year period when I worked apart from Sun directly with Nologin in some projects throughout South America. But finally I came back, a bit tired, to Madrid. My job here was always quite varied but last years I worked as specialist in identity solutions. After some hazardous times I joined Oracle at the beginning of 2011. After five years working at ACS department (advance customer support engineer) I moved to real development back again. Gemalto gives me the opportunity to join the eJourney team at May 2016 and, since then, I am a back-end developer (java and javascipt mainly) for the delivery department.
- 2003. First Spanish Internet voting. Working hand in hand with a Nologin and Sun mate (Luis) a PKCS11 library for SunRays (Sun thin clients) and FNMT cryptocards was developed and used in the first electronic voting event in Spain.
- 2004. C.U.R. (Common Unique Repository) Vodafone Project. Taken part in a superb Sun team I participated in the setup of a unique (LDAP) repository for Spanish Vodafone users.
- 2005. Identity project University of Oviedo. Engineer in an Identity platform development for Oviedo university (students and employees). This solution was one of the first Sun identity implementations performed in Spain. I was honored with Salamanca Sun Award 2005 thanks to my Project Manager (Nieves).
- 2006. Development director of a general purpose ISP provisioner. Development director and project manager leading a five person team with the mission of developing an automatic, unattended and generic provision system. Application is based on Hibernate and Java Server Faces. This project is part of my two year Flying Dutchman style of life.
- 2008. Identity project of Diputación General de Aragón (DGA - Aragón government). Identity solution for employees and contractors in DGA (more of the same).
- 2009. Mail software migration for Educational Department of Catalonia. Helping a hard-working Sun mate (Cristian) I participated in the migration of the platform to new Sun Communication Suite software and ZFS, mainly integrating new AJAX/Web 2.0 Sun Convergence mail client.
- 2012. Migration from Tiboli Access Manager to Oracle Access Manager (OAM) and Oracle Entitlements Server (OES) in the Department of Home Affairs of the Basque Country. The migration moved the whole internal and external customer portal (several applications) to the Oracle Access & Identity stack. A lot of integrations were needed and developed.
- 2015. Guidance and counselling for the development of several sites for the Expo 2015. Integrating in a big team (Oracle, Telecom and 3rd parties) I collaborated in the construction of the main web sites for the universal Expo 2015 at Milan using Oracle WebCenter Sites.
I am very interested in Java but in JavaEE particularly. I also love to follow improvements in linux and some open source projects like samba, firefox, x.org,... I am one of those who loves to code (no matter the language) and is happy with a testing debian box as desktop everyday and all kind of use computer.
Common Life Interests
I am a fanatic of comics. I read all kind of them but American superheroes (Marvel and DC) are my favorites. Books are important in my life too. I can spend all the morning reading The Histories of Herodotus and then devour Thanos' infinity gauntlet. Of course you can imagine drawing is also an important hobby for me. Others of my spare time favorite activities are jogging, watching sports on TV, cinema and good films, wasting time on the internet,... And more things I do not remember right now.
Although you surely already know, since the beginning of 2010 I am trying to write a blog. I cannot assure the frequency of my updates or how long it will continue.
The best way to contact me is using rickyepoderi AT yahoo DOT es, my skype nickname is the same and I am also in linkedin. But, first, I am rarely connected and, second, do not blame me if I do not answer you. Here it is my PGP key if you want to send me encrypted email.
This is really a stupid story. When I was a volunteer at Proyecto Hombre (at this time I was twenty and in Spain you had to spend nine months doing military service or helping one of these Non-Governmental Organizations) the accountant (Luis) used to call me Ricchi e poveri because of the famous Italian music group, but I did not understand him completely.