André W. B. Furtado
PhD / MSc / BSc - Computer Science

 Center of Informatics
Federal University of Pernambuco


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afurtado[at]afurtado.net
andre.furtado@qualiti.com
andrewilsonfurtado
+1 425 882-8080


  Curriculum Vitae

Academic roadmap

  • [mar/2007 - today] Ph. D. Degree Candidate in Computer Science, UFPE
  • [mar/2004 - apr/2006] M. Sc. Degree in Computer Science (global average grade: A), UFPE
  • [mar/1999 - mar/2004] Bachelor degree in Computer Science (global average grade: 93,8%), UFPE
  • [aug/2000 - sep/2003] Brazilian Institutional Scientific Initiation Programme, oriented by lecturer André L. M. Santos (Ph.D. - University of Glasgow)

Professional roadmap

  • [jan/2008 - today] Software Development Engineer in Test @ Microsoft Corp., Redmond/USA
  • [jan 2008] Judge of the 2nd XNA Challenge Brazil
  • [apr/2007 - today] Consultancy Services on MyTV project @ PARTEC
  • [jan/2007 - apr/2007] Consultancy Services on Software Engineering and .NET technologies @ Recife Center for Advanced Studies and Systems (C.E.S.A.R.)
  • [jan 2006 - jan/2007] Leader of the Sharp Shooters .NET user group (first .NET group in Brazil)
  • [dec/2004 - jun/2006] Software Engineer @ Microsoft Innovation Center at Recife
  • [apr/2006 - jun/2006] Lecturer of .NET technologies to the Post-Graduation in Software Development @ Barros de Melo Integrated Graduate Schools (AESO)
  • [jul/2002 - dec/2004] Software Engineer Trainee @ Qualiti Software Processes
Certifications
  • Microsoft Certified Professional - C# (score: 96%) and ASP.NET (score: 94%)
  • Microsoft Solutions Framework (MSF) Practitioner (score: 92%)
  • Sun Certified Java Programmer 1.4 (score: 96%)
  • Certified IBM DB2 Universal Database v6.1/v7.1 User
Awards
  • Imagine Cup 2007 Competition (sponsored by Microsoft, May/July 2007, Seoul/Korea)
    • Embedded Development Invitational World Champion
    • 2nd place in the Brazilian Software Design Invitational

  • 4x4 XNA Game Studio Express Challenge at the Game Developers Conference in 2007 (San Francisco, March 2007)
    • Invited as one of the four worldwide teams in the challenge

  • 1st XNA Challenge Brazil (sponsored by Microsoft / ABRAGAMES, January 2007, São Paulo/Brazil)
    • Awarded as 1st place and invitation to the Academic Days on Game Development cruise, Bahamas

  • Intel + University of California (Berkeley) Entrepreneurship Challenge (Berkeley, Oct 2006)
    • Awarded as 2nd best Business Plan in Brazilian Finals, invitation to the world finals at Berkeley, California

  • Imagine Cup 2006 Competition (sponsored by Microsoft, July 2006, Agra/India)
    • Mentor of winning brazilian teams (2nd place in Software Design and 1st place in Interface Design).

  • Innovation Accelerator Workshop (sponsored by Microsoft / British Telecom, January 2006, Reading/UK)
    • Awarded as the best project, with special remarks for best teamwork as member of the Brazinglish team, in the students competition

  • Imagine Cup 2005 Competition (sponsored by Microsoft, August 2005, Yokohama/Japan)
    • Office Designer Invitational World Champion
    • Software Design Invitational Brazilian Champion and 4th place worldwide
    • Short Film Invitational World Semi-Finalist (top-30 team) and Visual Gaming Invitational top-60 team

  • Microsoft Student Partner
    • Nomination held by the students who better represent Microsoft in Brazilian academia
    • Nominated as Student Partner Lead in April 2007
    • Level upgraded to "Gold" in August 2005

Languages

  • English reading/writing/speaking fluency (18-year contact with the language; University of Cambridge FCE achieved in 1997, Grade A; international working experience in UK/USA)
  • Portuguese as native language

  • Italian: essential speaking

Publications

Academical

Technical

  • Furtado, A. W. B. et al. Pro.NET Methodology, web article (in Portuguese, "Metodologia Pro.NET") - Portal Linha de Código

  • Furtado, A. W. B. The Debugging Art (Part II), web article (in Portuguese, "A Arte de Depurar, Parte II") - MSDN Brazil

  • Furtado, A. W. B. The Debugging Art (Part I), web article (in Portuguese, "A Arte de Depurar, Parte I") - MSDN Brazil

  • Furtado, A. W. B. Iceberg tops of the Software Development Chaos, web article (in Portuguese, "Pontas de Iceberg do Caos no Desenvolvimento de Software") - MSDN Brazil

  • Furtado A. W. B. Exploring Visual Studio .NET 2003, Part 2, full article (in Portuguese, "Explorando o Visual Studio .NET 2003, Parte 2") - Brazilian edition of MSDN Magazine, no. 19, july/2005

  • Furtado, A. W. B. Exploring Visual Studio .NET 2003, Part 1, full article (in Portuguese, "Explorando o Visual Studio .NET 2003, Parte 1") - Brazilian edition of MSDN Magazine, no. 18, june/2005

  • Furtado, A. W. B. The Versioning Art - Integrating Visual Studio .NET to Visual SourceSafe (Part 2), full article (in Portuguese, "A Arte de Versionar: Integrando o Visual Studio .NET ao Visual SourceSafe, Parte 2") - Brazilian edition of MSDN Magazine, no. 12, december/2004

  • Furtado, A. W. B. The Versioning Art - Integrating Visual Studio .NET to Visual SourceSafe (Part 1), full article (in Portuguese, "A Arte de Versionar: Integrando o Visual Studio .NET ao Visual SourceSafe, Parte 1") - Brazilian edition of MSDN Magazine, no. 11, november/2004

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