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Ricardo Mendes

There is always a solution

Solution Oriented
Ricardo Mendes
43 years old
Driving License
Brussels Belgium
Professional Status
About Me
My name is Ricardo Mendes, I love all things digital, my passion is to share my knowledge through trainings, coaching and advising.
I love to work on solutions for problems, even more when they are related to real challenges facing our societies, democracy, climate or migration, I'm at my best by joining a team or an organization that wants to make an impact for a better society.
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Middleware Engineer

Since November 2023
  • Technology Specialist at ABVV-FGTB
  • At ABVV-FGTB, a union dedicated to advocating for workers' rights and engaging in collective bargaining, I have focused on enhancing our IT infrastructure and application delivery. Over the past six months, my primary role has involved mastering various cutting-edge technologies, including Openshift, Kubernetes, and Docker. A significant part of my responsibilities has been the strategic migration of Java applications from legacy environments—such as IBM Datapowers and PureApp systems, as well as Windows servers—to modern, containerized applications deployed on our VMware Linux infrastructure and Openshift Kubernetes clusters. This transition is pivotal in optimizing our operational efficiencies and ensuring robust, scalable application performance.
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Solution Architect at
Since February 2022
Volunteer Work
  • The OSINTukraine initiative is a specialized endeavor dedicated to open-source intelligence (OSINT) pertaining to Ukraine. Its primary objectives are the collection, archiving, translation, analysis, and dissemination of critical information related to the ongoing conflict with Ukraine.
  • Utilizing advanced OSINT techniques, the project offers in-depth insights into current events, potential security threats, and other relevant issues concerning Ukraine. This is achieved by monitoring numerous Russian telegram channels, followed by meticulous filtering, categorization, and archiving of data streams. These efforts are further enhanced by various OSINT analysis projects incubated within the initiative."
  • Current sub-projects
    • War crimes archive
    • Drones research
    • Location related alerts system
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  • Vagrant and Ansible "infrastructure as code" to deploy Wordpress, Nginx and Redis cache system with integrated TLS certificates renewals

    Docker Swarm to manage a small cluster of web apps, Funkwhale, Redis, Nginx
  • Gitlab CI/CD with SonarCube
    Jenkins and security audit with SonarCube

    Build, Release, Deploy Petclinic with Jenkins
  • Python Basics
  • Networking Basics by learning the fundamentals of networks
  • Monitoring 101 by learning the base of infrastructure monitoring and introduction to Prometheus, Grafana
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  • Hosting Infrastructure
  • Integrations with digital marketing tools
  • Automation
  • Design & Conception
  • Maintenance
  • Integrations with third party tools
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  • consultancy mission is to amplify the visibility of good causes by providing custom communication & collaboration solutions to empower individuals & ethical business.
  • IT Maintenance
  • Hosting
  • Digital Transition
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  • backend cloudron/docker simple Wordpress with custom post type to adapt wordpress for a factchecking workflow putting in place monitoring disinformation and other factchecking initiatives to fight covid19 disinformation
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  • the digital flagship of tech communities in Brussels
  • Livestreaming
  • Sound technician
  • Video recording
  • Photos
  • Event interactions
  • Slido Integration
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  • Annual event of the Data Science Community of Belgium
    Artificial Intelligence
    Machine Learning
  • Hosting Infrastructure
  • Integrations with digital marketing tools
  • Communication
  • Digital Marketing
  • Design & Conception
  • Maintenance
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  • Hosting Infrastructure
  • Email / Security
  • Wordpress
  • Mailchimp
  • Mautic
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  • Bootstrapping
  • Hosting/Infrastructure
  • Technical adviser
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  • Hosting Infrastructure
  • Wordpress
  • Mailchimp
  • Monitoring about Ukraine
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  • Openshift
  • Kubernetes
  • Docker
  • Ansible
  • Gitlab CI/CD
  • Automation
  • Monitoring


  • Linux Administration
  • System Administration
  • On Premise Hosting
  • Cloud Hosting
  • Security
  • Facilitation
  • Mediation
  • Spokesperson
  • Brainstorming
  • Prototyping
  • Advising
  • Ideation
  • French
  • English
  • Portuguese
  • Spanish

BeCode DevOps Training


September 2021 to March 2022
I have taken the chance to specialize myself with a 7 months DevOps training with the goal of exploring my next steps in this field, I have always liked managing servers and deploying and maintaining web applications, so this was a good opportunity to learn the basics in different cloud providers and learn the fundamentals of the development and delivery lifecycle.

Bachelor's degree in Management Information Technology

ISLA - Institutio Superior de Gestão e Tecnologia

1998 to July 2001
Curso Técnico Superior Profissional de Informática de Gestão

Basic Programming
Web Analytics
Systems Analysis and Design
Project Management
Information Assurance and Systems Security



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  • Ableton Live
  • Ableton Push 3