Anderson says he prefers living in a smaller city and close to the countryside as compared with some of Brazil’s larger centres such as São Paulo or Rio de Janeiro. Curitiba is known for its parks and gardens and is close to some spectacular nearby waterfalls. After high school in Rio de Janeiro, Anderson looked around for somewhere to study in Brazil’s south. He visited Curitiba, fell in love with the city, and made it his home.
Extensive IT experience
Anderson has extensive and varied experience in the IT world. While studying for an undergraduate degree in Computer Science, he secured an internship as a Web Developer and then started his own business with three college friends. The main challenge he faced at this time was to learn the broader business administration skills that he needed to add to his technical knowledge for the business to succeed.
Moving into IT training
Anderson then moved through a variety of IT roles, working with and consulting to companies such as HSBC, IBM and Microsoft. Around this time, Anderson started his training career when required to help clients learn to use new technology. Through IBM, Anderson was first exposed to Forgerock, after which he worked his way through numerous Forgerock training courses to reach his current instructor level.
When he started training, Anderson says he had little experience of public speaking, but soon built his skills to match his technical experience. He now enjoys the opportunities that training gives him to meet new people and explore new areas and new aspects of the technologies he works with.
Teaching and mentoring
Anderson has also studied an MBA and then a Master’s degree in Health Technology. He has a passion for health tech because of the difference that this can make to peoples’ lives. After studying, Anderson was invited to work as a professor in a college, where he stayed for fifteen years. During this time, Anderson also became involved in mentoring, including a project to develop an automated wheelchair. He currently divides his time between training, consulting and working as a college professor.
Anderson’s courses and certifications include:
- Introduction to container orchestration with Docker – Held on 2020/09
- Digital Innovation One
- ForgeRock Access Management Core Skills
- InfoSphere Guardium V9 Technical Training (GU202G)
- Using IBM InfoSphere Optim Solutions for Distributed Platforms (DT225G)
- IBM Cognos TM1: Design and Develop Models (V9.5) (P6502)
- Essentials for IBM Cognos Express Reporter (v9.0) (A3032)
- IBM Cognos 10 BI Metadata Model Developer (J2152)
- ForgeRock Certified Access Management Specialist
- IBM Certified Developer – Cognos 10 BI Metadata Models
- IBM Business Analytics Software
In his free time Anderson enjoys watching movies, drawing and travel. His travels have included various areas of Brazil, Chile and a year in Italy, his wife’s homeland.