Hi! 👋 I'm meleu
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meleu in 15 seconds
👨💻 I'm a Software Engineer and an open source enthusiast, currently working as a DevOps Specialist.
🐧 Linux nerd since the late 90s
🐚 I love the shell (mainly bash) and the Command Line Interface. I write a blog (in portuguese) totally focused on the terminal environment: https://meleu.sh
️👾 Big retrograming fan. Between 2016-2021 I dedicated a big portion of my time to open source projects related to this hobby.
📚 Avid book reader. Maybe you can know more about me seeing the list of books I read.
meleu in 2 minutes
I'm a Linux user since 1999 (which is when I started to work and bought my first computer). At that time I became fascinated by the Unix philosophy (do one thing and do it well) and the hacker culture (share knowledge above all things).
I spent a big portion of my youth having fun with Linux, shell scripting, C programming, studying network protocols, and sharing knowledge with other nerds on IRC. In the early 2000s I produced some texts (in portuguese), one deep diving the Unix File Permissions and another one about bash Programming
In 2004 I started working in the oil industry, as a Control Room Operator of an Oil Rig (where I stayed for 17 years). Yeah, it wasn't a job in the IT field, but for a lad in his early 20s, that was an exciting one.
In 2011 I graduated in Computer Science (while still working) and thought the natural path would be to work with IT, but the
money fate made me stay in the same job.
During the years spent in the oil industry, besides acquiring good technical knowledge and systemic view of industrial processes, I was also able to develop my social and communication skills, working and managing people with different backgrounds.
In RetroAchievements, as part of the project's leadership, I became some sort of a community manager, where I used a lot of the, so called, soft skills. I also produced a lot of documentation for the project.
Since 2018, I started to manage Linux servers for a few customers/friends and also launched the https://meleu.sh/ website, sharing my knowledge about shell scripting (in Portuguese).
In 2021 I finally left the oil industry. I started my career as DevOps Engineer, mainly handling CI/CD pipelines and deploying containerized applications with Kubernetes. During that time I realized how beneficial it was for me to have a broad experience with industrial processes. It's a highly valuable knowledge to have in the DevOps world.
Interviews & Podcasts
Since I put a lot of effort into the RetroAchievements project, I was interviewed on some podcasts to talk about myself and the project.
- The SEGA Lounge - RetroAchievements with meleu
- RAPodcast Episode 5 - meleu
- RA Talks #4 - meleu (in Portuguese)
Main technologies in my toolbox
- Unix command line sorcery
- shell scripting
- DevOps Ecosystem
- GitLab CI
- Google Cloud Provider (GCP)
- WebDev Ecosystem
See also the Open Source projects I'm proud of.