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Daniel Cukier
Sao Paulo, Brazil

Technologies

Assistant, Google Cloud Platform

My Biography

Daniel is an entrepreneur, founder and CTO at Playax, an audience development platform for music professionals based on BigData. Before Playax, he worked for two years as CTO at Elo7 – the biggest crafts marketplace in Brazil and became venture advisor at Monashees Capital. He is PhD in Computer Science at University of São Paulo – IME-USP. His PhD research was about Software Startups Ecosystems and Entrepreneurship. He mastered in Computer Science in University of São Paulo in 2009, with the Thesis Patterns for Introducing New Ideas in the Software Industry. Daniel started developing software in Brazil when he was 10, on his TK-3000 Basic 2MB RAM computer. He worked as a consultant and software developer in many companies. In 2001, he worked for an Internet startup in Italy. In 2006 he joined Locaweb, the biggest web hosting company in Brazil and worked there for 5 years as developer and tech lead in infrastructure team. In 2010, he organized the first DevOpsDays Brazil. Daniel is an active member in the agile and software development communities, speaker in many conferences such as QCON, Agile Brasil, TDC, DevCamp, Agile Trends and others. Studying other Arts beside software development, like Theater, Music (guitar playing), dance and writing, he acted in five musical plays and has a poetry book published. Daniel is a Vipassana meditation student and is very interested in topics related to human consciousness.