Hi! I’m António Alegria (meaning Joy) and I genuinely believe anything is possible.
I’m a Software Engineer with a crush on Data Science, Product Design and Marketing. I’m part of FeedZai‘s R&D team where we design and build the future technology for real-time fraud detection.
When not working I jump into worlds created by writers and film artists. Recently, I’ve been diving into biographies and novels from the XIX century and early XX centuries. History fascinates me when it glances into the seeds of society.
I’m a lone runner – just me and the pavement, no music. It gives me a way to clear my mind and work my body. I also enjoy eating good food and drinking good wine. I love dancing, running like a ninja and rolling on the ground, singing romantic duets with my fiancée and having lots and lots of fun with exciting people.
I believe in trying new things for the sake of it, including new technologies, programming languages, data stores and frameworks. There is no better way to upgrade your mind.
When I’m not ninja running or rolling on the ground I’m designing and building systems that make sense of data, turning them into actionable insights for people and businesses in real-time and at scale. I like to bring value to people and companies and work closely with them to take them to the next level!
I seem to have been working with real-time, rich data processing for some time now – from building Complex Event Processing system for real-time Business Activity Monitoring (BAM), in Portugal Telecom, to discovering Information System’s architecture strictly through passive collection and deep analysis of corporate network traffic, in my MSc thesis.
I very rarely (never) blog but you can take a look at some of my posts. I am consistently active on Twitter (@antonioalegria) where I try to find and propagate interesting stories on technology, data science, product design and startups.