My name is Mario Almeida and I am a PhD/Consultant @Telefonica/Hi-Iberia.

Automating and hacking stuff are my passion, I am a driven person always looking forward to new challenges.

I have not only collaborated with multiple research institutions (NetOS@Cambridge University, the Swedish Institute of Technology, Telefonica Research) but also with consulting (Hi-Iberia) and medium/large open source projects (Hub-of-All-Things, SICS Hadoop).

I am currently undergoing a Phd at UPC in collaboration with Telefonica Research, where I submitted a patent and was part of two innovation projects based on my tech (Parental Control Phone and Cloud Phone, which was attributed a team of programmers and resulted in a functional prototype). Previously I completed the European Master in Distributed Computing (EMDC).

My Tech stack:

  • Main OS (Android/Linux)Ce9gxZPWQAAjf5R
  • Languages (Main: C, java, ruby) – others (scala, erlang, C#/C++, lisp…)
  • Frontend techs (ruby rails, scala play, node.js, highcharts, jquery)
  • Backend techs (ec2, kubernetes, postgres,..)
  • Apache Technologies (Flume, Hive, HDFS, MapReduce/YARN, Zookeeper)
  • Performance Benchmarking(PARSEC, NAS, PARAVER, extrae)
  • Game Engines and 3D libs (Ogre3D, OpenGl, DirectX,Playn)
  • Physics libs (Bullet), Sound libs (OpenAL, irrklang)
  • Others (Rasperry, Arduino..)

Why 4knahs?

Its a mix between the reverse of SyShaCK (old nickname in #mIRC) and the inability of my PT colleagues in 10th grade to pronounce it ๐Ÿ™‚

Hack-a-lot and conquer the world! ๐Ÿ™‚