This post is part of an ongoing series of Rangers introductions. See An index to all Rangers covered on this blog for more details.

Who Are You?

I am Daniel Oliveira, an ALM Consultant that lives in the South, and loves listening to rock n’ roll, running and bicycle riding and to be with parents, sister and girlfriend.

I’ve been working with Visual Studio since the 2005 beta 1 version. That was my very first contact with the Microsoft ALM platform, that time called Visual Studio Team System.

What makes you “tick”?

I love challenges. I feel very passionate about improving ALM processes and adapting tools to processes.

What is really great about it is that you can unleash the potential of smart and dedicated people with the right mind-set and the right tools.

Where do you live?

I live in São Paulo – SP – Brazil.

Where is the place you call home?

I had lived in Curitiba for 27 years and then moved to São Paulo. I felt really welcome when I moved to São Paulo, so I can pretty much call Curitiba and São Paulo home!

Why are you active in the Rangers program?

I started my career in the Microsoft Innovation Center here in Curitiba. Since I started in .NET platform I am deeply involved with the software community. I have had some great opportunities that came from this involvement with the community. One of them was to become a Most Valuable Professional in 2008.

The Rangers program is a huge opportunity to work with the greatest minds in ALM nowadays and also to deliver a great contribution to the community.

I also joined Microsoft as Premier Field Engineer, so as an ALM Ranger I can also help improving our solutions to help customers.

What is the best Rangers project you worked on and why?

I really like build automation, so the Build Customization Guidance was a great opportunity and I felt very excited during the project. Another great project was the ALM Assessment.

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