A little bit of history...

  • I have a MSc in Computer Science and a PhD in Electric Engineer.
  • I've been working with Java, enterprise architectures and open source systems since 1997.
  • In 2003, I was invited to assemble a team and architect a Public Healthcare Information System for the city of São Paulo, the largest in Latin America, with 14 million inhabitants. The resulting software had 2.5 million of lines of code and it was created, from specification to production, in only 10 months. At the time, the software was considered the largest J2EE application in the world and was featured in several articles, as this one. As a result, we won the Duke's Choice Award in 2005 during JavaOne, the largest development conference in the world. At the time, Sun Microsystems make a short documentary about our work.
  • In 2007, a lightning struck twice and I was again invited to assemble a new team and architect an even larger information system for healthcare. And thus I became CTO and one of the founders of Zilics Healthcare Information Systems.
  • In 2010, I started to research and work on Cloud Computing technology and became leader of the LSI-TEC Cloud Computing group. LSI-TEC is a research laboratory in the University of Sao Paulo, one of the best in Brazil. Thus, I became one of the ghost writers behind the popular Cloud Computing Twitter @the_cloud.
  • Since 2004, I'm one of the leaders of the JavaTools Community at java.net, a community for those interested on java development tools. This community hosts more than 800 open source projects from all over the world.
  • Development tools that can increase productivity in software development is one of my passions. So, at JavaTools I'm one of the editors of a semi-weekly newsletter, where I write tips and tricks that help developers to solve their problems. I'm also one of the ghost writers behind @javatools popular Twitter.
  • Besides JavaTools, I've been also involved on several other non-profit organizations: I was twice secretary of the Brazilian Healthcare Informatics Association, I was the director of the Brazilian CORBA Users Group, and chair of the Latin American Chapter of CORBAmed, the Healthcare Domain Task Force of the Object Management Group (OMG).
  • In 2006 I was pointed as a Java Champion by Sun Microsystems. The champions are a select community of influential thought leaders who have a passion for Java technology.
  • I think that sharing your knowledge is a good way to help people achieve great things and it makes you learn more in the process. So, I try to speak at conferences whenever my schedule allows me to do so. I've spoken at many conferences in Brazil, United States and Europe, including the largest development conference in the world: JavaOne. In the past years, I'm also member of the reviewer committee for the Tools and Languages track of JavaOne.
  • Sometimes I try to play with small devices too and once in a while interesting things emerge. In 2006, one of my projects won the Special Jury Award at the Simagine Contest, for a mobile phone application called "The Virtual Health Pet".
  • I'm also very interested in promoting standards, specially those that help to integrate heterogeneous system, providing semantic interoperability. I worked with several standardization boards in the past and currently I'm member of the Architectural Review Board of the OpenEHR Foundation, where we work with the archetypes concept, to provide semantic interoperability in healthcare.

Fabiane Nardon, Fabiane Bizinella Nardon