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Hello visitor and welcome to my corner;

I'm Rom Sathler, a duo nationality persona, born in Minas Gerais, Brazil and nationalized British, fond of both countries, cultures and appreciatively humble to be living it. I've first came to UK back in 1994. I've crossed the Atlantic to come to Europe for a gap year, taking a break to travel Europe, relishing the old continent's culture, experience the world and stuff. I had a blast but headed back home to continue my degree knowing I had to come back for more. The question was, what to do, when and where to. Too may options, great countries and cities to choose from, so I narrowed down to a place I could continue my studies instead. I could get by with some "portunhol", so Spain was on the list, and had picked up some Italian in Rome, but English was the only other language I could "sort of" have a proper conversation, so I've applied for a place at the famous Brunel University in London to continue my Electronics and Computer Engineering degree and luckily, I was accepted. I had a great time as an uni student, then the first job came along, and as they say, the rest is history.

This web page was first conceived at the university campus back in 1999, on SUN workstations, when writing HTML code was novelty and cool. At that time we were coding Pascal algorithms and the internet was just picking up pace to change the world. Being Brazilian and living abroad, home sick from time to time, this page was then baptised under "blue days". Now it servers to provide my past and present friends a way to "find" me on cyber space (last time I've google myself I was the first returned result ;-)

I've graduated as Bachelor in Electronics and Computing Engineering from Brunel University situated in the great city of London back in 2000. My first job was for an American multinational, Teradyne Ltd as a Software Applications Engineer, in which I've could combine the electronic and software skills, creating software to control computerized modules to move mechanized devices present in cars. This position directed my career towards more software and less electronics, which was a great thing in hindsight. Of course, I reckon it's a great bonus I can dismember a machine guts, check out its electronic components, but I've decided to purse, as a career, the complexity of the driving force behind the machine, its artificial intelligence, I mean, its source code. When I've recognized what I wanted to do, I've completed a Master in Computing focused in OOP and software from Manchester University back in 2003 and things got a lot more fun thereafter.

The move to Malvern Instruments Ltd to work as Software Engineer was all what I needed. I've got a role developing, testing and releasing high quality software for analytical instruments used in the characterization of a wide variety of materials at molecular level. Those instruments are conceived and developed in house for various industries such as Rheological purposes, pharmaceutical, Adhesive, Aerospace, Asphalt, Biotechnology, Chemicals, Nanotechnology, Proteins, etc. I was then involved in the development on .NET platform mainly C#, making use of various third part components for the presentation layer. The code was heavily abstracted OOP, Design pattern and .NET Winforms desktop applications with complex Algorithms envisaged by Mathematicians.

After gaining a great deal of experience I needed more responsibility and wanted to lead a project and team. Unfortunately I had to move to get that chance which put my path towards a mature "start-up" that had span off Imperial College London called Toumaz UK where I was offered a Senior Software Engineer position which was the challenge I was looking for. My job involved development and management of the whole life cycle for the Sensium platforms, which are the next generation of non-intrusive body-worn wireless devices for Body Area Network (BAN) to monitor Vital Signs, Energy Expenditure, Activity Position and Blood Glucose values in real-time. The devices are impressively, some disposables others reusable that perform data gathering as well as real-time transmission to a PC, PDA, Smart Phone to help patient and user monitoring. The development was in .NET platform 2.0, 3.5 and 4.0 C#, SOA, OOP and Design, scientific python, WPF, WFC, VS2008, VS2010, XAML.

Joined GE Aviation in December 2011 as a Senior Software Engineer to work for their tool department in Cheltenham UK and I'm thrilled and honoured to be working for this amazing institution.

That's a byte of me.

Take care,
Rom

Seed for thought:

  • "The dictionary is the only place that success comes before work." - Vince Lombardi

  • O que sabemos e uma gota o que ignoramos e um oceano. Isaac Newton

  • Experience is not what happens to a man; it is what a man does with what happens to him. Aldous Huxley (1894-1963)

  • Only those who risk going too far can possibly know how far they can really go. T.S. Eliot

  • Solvitur ambulando. (It is solved by walking.) - (Saint) Augustine of Hippo

  • There may always be someone better, but never let that stop you from being your best.

  • A imaginacao e muito mais importante que o conhecimento. Albert Einstein (1879 - 1955)

  • Life does not offer you what you deserve; life offers you what you demand.

  • We have to do the best we can. This is our sacred human responsibility. - Albert Einstein

  • You have to accept whatever comes and the only important thing is that you meet it with the best you have to give. - Eleanor Roosevelt

  • Life does not require us to make good; it asks only that we give our best at each level of experience. - Harold Ruopp

  • Uma coisa faco: esquecendo-me das coisas que para tras ficam e avancando para as que diante de mim estao. Filipenses 3:13

  • Don't waste your time on jealousy. Sometimes you're ahead, sometimes you're behind. The race is long and, in the end, its only with yourself. - Mary Schmich

  • A life is never ended until all the lives it has touched have ended too. - Chinese proverb

  • Make a point of connecting with someone new every day. And re-acquaint yourself with anyone you have not spoken to for some time by going through your address book.

  • Indulge yourself by being generous help someone out, perform an act of kindness, offer a compliment. The person who will feel most uplifted by you having done so is you.

  • "Ha duas maneiras de viver a vida: Uma, e como se nada fosse milagre. A outra, com se tudo fosse milagre." Albert Einstein

  • Nossas duvidas sao traidoras e nos fazem perder o que, com frequencia, poderiamos ganhar, por simples medo de arriscar. William Shakespeare

  • Ninguem pode fazer com que voce se sinta inferior sem o seu consentimento. Eleanor Roosevelt

  • O pessimista e aquele que reclama de barulho, quando a oportunidade bate a sua porta. Michael Levine

  • Voce e aquilo que voce faz continuamente. Excelencia nao e uma eventualidade e um habito. Aristotoles

  • A mente que se abre a uma nova ideia jamais voltara ao seu tamanho original. Albert Estein

  • Os fracassos estao divididos em duas classes: aqueles que fizeram sem pensar, e os que pensaram sem fazer. John Salak