I knew Rafael Almeida even before we met by change at college. This is surely one of the best programmers I know. He makes magic happen in his code, while also holding extremely high code quality standards. Rafael has helped my in my programming path in many ways, so I interviewed him so his word can also help others.
I had the great privilege to interview Eli Cortez, co-founder of Neemu, one of Brazil’s top e-commerce tech company, which today powers search and recommendation engines of the biggest e-commerce websites in the country. Eli received his PhD from the Federal University of Amazon, winning the award for best Computer Science thesis in Brazil. Afterwards, he moved to the USA to work at