| Roberto Perillo is a SCJP, SCWCD, SCJD and SCBCD, lives in Brazil, and has been working with Java since 2005. He started programming COBOL at the age of 15 back in high school, and started working with web development in 2001 in a small company. Some years later, went to IBM, where he had the opportunity to co-found the ibm.com GWPS LA Innovation Team and work on several challenging projects. Still in IBM, won 2 prizes for developing and leading innovation projects. In 2007, moved to Avaya, where he also had the opportunity to work on several challenging projects. In 2010, started working for a company called Boldcron Technologies, in Sao Jose dos Campos, SP, as a Senior Java Developer.
Roberto has bachelor's degree in Computer Science and has already finished a Software Engineering Specialization course at the Aeronautical Institute of Technology (ITA), where he is currently post-graduating in Electronic and Computer Engineering as well. He currently has 2 papers published (at RAM-SE/ECOOP 2009 and ACoM/OOPSLA 2009), and is also part of the technical team of the MundoJava magazine (a brazilian Java magazine), where he often publishes articles as well. He is also "bartender" (moderator) at JavaRanch.com (his profile can be seen here).
In his free time, he likes to run, play basketball, swim, play the guitar (some of his neighbors say he plays just like Jimmy Page!) and listen to music (mostly The Beatles, Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin, Alanis Morissette, Slayer, Metallica, Iron Maiden, Frank Sinatra and some brazilian stuff, like Tom Jobim, MPB-4 and bossa nova). Besides that, he's a huge fan of the Sao Paulo Futebol Clube soccer team.