about me

sap consultant turned devops engineer

Even though my technical interest leaned towards programming, the first part of my career developed into becoming a techno-functional SAP consultant. It was my bread and butter for about 10 years and I like to think that I became so good at it that I became bored. I then decided to go back to my original passion of programming, this time with an additional objective of learning newer, more “modern” tech stacks.

In 2018, I became a Java developer for a small cloud applications team, which meant that we — the developers — had to operate the applications we wrote ourselves. This led me to learning the various tools and practices of DevOps, which quickly became my new passion. Pursuing this discipline allows me to combine technical knowhow with the interpersonal skills that I learned from being a successful consultant. Check out my CV or resume if you want to learn more.

bassist

I technically started playing the bass guitar in 2001 but it only became a serious “hobby” in 2009. I have experienced playing in an underground metal band, in a corporate showband, in a pop-jazzy band, in a semi-professional party-band, and more. You can learn more about the details of my musical journey here.

photographer

I initially wanted to learn how to paint when I started becoming aware of wanting to capture how I see the world. Unfortunately, the high cost of good materials where I grew up hindered this aspiration. I naturally turned to photography when the digital technology became a more viable art form because it eliminated the hassle and cost of film development. My inspirations are Daidō Moriyama, William Klein, and Sebastião Salgado.

I keep a small portfolio in Flickr and I also occassionally upload photos in my Instagram (@ricdotdev).