What does a dairy in southern new mexico, military school, sport bikes, jeeping, web development, systems integration, automation , scalable databases and marketing analytics all mean when mixed together? They are words to describe me, Richard Silva. Born in California and raised in the deserts of southeaster New Mexico by a working class father and his dairy. An experience that taught me the value of a hard work, the effort it takes to move thousands of gallons of milk every day, and the importance of rubber boots. My dad also taught me the value of learning how to use a computer (this was before computers came with hard drives). He taught himself how to build computer based services for other dariymen. I've carried this knowledge through to my years at New Mexico Military Institute (NMMI) where I was top of my class in computer programming.

Fast forward to present day. I am now located in the North Dallas area, a partner in a Motorcycle Parts and Accessories liquidation company, a thought leader in Cloud technologies, ETL, Big Data, Application Performance, Systems Integration and Automation.

I am currently leading a unique ETL team that manages thousands of unique data feeds, billions of rows of data, for some of the most demanding clients in the world. In my spare time, I also enjoy tinkering with bleeding edge tech like 3D printers, RaspberryPI’s, RIFID, and Arduino's. I'm always looking for new ways to connect analog and digital worlds.

To learn more about me check out my website richardsilva.info.