yello! Welcome to, the nice and not-so-frequently updated personal site of my own self, Ricardo Varela.

Some info about me:

I am Spanish, but currently live in London, UK, where I work as Yahoo!’s Mobile Integration Engineering Lead for Europe, Middle East and Africa.

Before that, I’ve worked as a Software Engineer in the Google Mobile Applications team, also in London, and as Software Engineer Intern for Microsoft Windows Mobile Team, in Redmond, WA.

Apart from work, I usually take part in random activities: I collaborate with the IEEE and the ACM, and since 2005 I’m also a Microsoft MVP in Visual C#. I also like hacking in its very diverse forms (trying to learn a bit of hardware hacking lately) and I’m a fan of hacking meetings and events.

I love sports (like skating or yoga), music in almost every genre (but specially rock and hard rock from the 70s, 80s and 90s) and to try new things

ricardo varela, trying to look cute

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