Anderson SilvaRaleigh, NC
He grew up in Brazil, and wrote his first program at the age of 10 using Logo. He moved on to programming in BASIC shortly thereafter, and by the time he was in High School he was coding in Pascal. When he started college in the US, he learned C, C++, Java and had several developer jobs programming with server-side languages for web development like: Coldfusion, Perl, Php, etc. He was introduced to Linux by his uncle back in 1996. In the early 2000s Anderson transitioned from being a developer to more of a system administrator/release engineer. In 2007, one of his professional goals was achieved when he joined Red Hat as a Release Engineer in IT. Since then he has worked in several roles at Red Hat in both IT Operations, Engineering and Infosec. He has an RHCE and an expired RHCA and is an active Fedora package maintainer.