My name is Ricardo Parente.
I’m originally from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, living in Florida since 1990.
I’m a back-end web applications developer, working with ColdFusion and SQL Server since 1997.
Back in 2007, while working at Full Sail University, I found a group of developers called CF Developers Network composed of self employed professionals around the world available for ColdFusion projects. That group grew up to 45 developers from the U.S., Brazil, England and Germany. Unfortunately, that didn’t last long, I had to close the group due to several reasons.
In 2012 I founded CF Developers Network LLC, a private company at home, to handle my side-projects. I have been working full time and under contract for several companies since then.
As of 2015 I started with Python/Django and continued to get experience with that language and framework until now.
Currently I maintain some blogs and sites:
http://jobs.cfdevelopers.net – ColdFusion job postings for the community
http://ensina.me/coldfusion – Portuguese translation of the Adobe ColdFusion Cookbook for the Brazilian ColdFusion community
http://ensina.me/python – Portuguese translation of the Python 2 documents
In November 2018 I decided to stop working full time for any company and I became a Real Estate Agent, but still continue to do part-time contracts for ColdFusion development working remotely from home.
I have been asked why being a ColdFusion developer I have my blogs in WordPress instead of ColdFusion ?
The answer is simple: at the time I first created my blogs, I had no experience with ColdFusion based blogs, like BlogCFC by Ray Camden, or MangoBlog by Laura Arguiello, and I had some friends using WordPress and that were very satisfied with the results.
Thanks for stopping by.
Here is my current resume for your perusal.