PhD candidate on putting game development (XNA) together with software engineering (DSL Tools). Holds a BSc and MSc in Computer Science for the Federal University of Pernambuco (UFPE). Addicted to software competitions, being the world champion of Imagine Cup Japan 2005 (Office Designer) and Imagine Cup Korea 2007 (Embedded Development), winner of the first Brazilian XNA Challenge and of the Imagine Cup 2005 Brazilian Finals (Software Design), second place in Imagine Cup 2007 Brazilian finals (Software Design) and in the Brazilian finals of the Intel + UC Berkeley Entrepreneurship Challenge 2005. Has worked as a technical/business consultant for the Partec-MyTV startup. Microsoft Student Partner Lead until 2007, Sharp Shooters .NET user group lead (first .NET group in Brazil), Certified MSF Practitioner, Microsoft Certified Professional, Certified IBM-DB2 Specialist, Sun Certified Java Programmer.