Daniel is a entrepreneur, founder and CTO at Playax, a music intelligence and analytics platform. 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 also a Computer Science PhD candidate at University of São Paulo – IME-USP. His PhD research in on 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.
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Daniel Cukier trabalha com desenvolvimento de software desde 1995, principalmente com Java, Scala e Ruby (Rails). Após 2 anos como CTO da Elo7, tornou-se conselheiro técnico da Monashees Capital. Atualmente é CTO da Playax, uma plataforma de inteligência de dados na área de música. Como aluno de doutorado, faz parte do grupo de pesquisas em empreendedorismo digital e Startups de Software do IME-USP.
Fez mestrado também no IME-USP com a dissertação Padrões para Introduzir Novas Ideias na Indústria de Software (veja o vídeo). Ativo na comunidade ágil desde 2005, quando ingressou na Agilcoop, produzindo podcasts, artigos e ministrando cursos sobre agilidade. Introduziu o uso de Métodos Ágeis na Locaweb, maior empresa de hosting da America Latina, onde participou de vários projetos de software na área de SaaS e IaS. Organizou o evento DevOpsDays Brasil, um encontro de desenvolvedores com sysadmins.