Fernando Silva Lozano started working as a researcher at UFRJ (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) in 1990 when he was a college student. He was in charge of porting the X-Window Server to prototype hardware developed at UFRJ, and was one of the first brazillians with Internet Access.
He took with him all expertise from the academic world when he enteded the market, working for consulting companies and was always involved with client/server systems, object-oriented programming and networking. Fernando also took with him the original spirit of cooperation and freedom of choice that marked the academic internet, embracing the Open Systems ideal and trying to actively disseminate true knowledge (not marketing hype) among brazillian IT professionals.
Fernando has many industry certifications: IBM Certified Networking Communications Engineer (the first one in Latin America!), IBM Certified OS/2 Warp 4 & Warp Server Engineer, IBM Certified DB2 Developer & Administrator, among others, and also got both MCSE and MCSD.
Now he is dedicated to building and teaching Internet Applications, moving smoothly through OS/2, NT, Unix and Netware systems and programming with Perl and Java.
You can see his personal home page at the OS/2 Super Site ( http://www.os2ss.com/users/lozano), which has many of his presentations about Internet Development (sorry, only portuguese text) and you can also visit The mSQL PC Home Page ( http://www.blnet.com/msqlpc) which he mantains to foster development of mSQL related-tools for OS/2 and Win32 platforms.
Fernando has written the following articles:
An introduction to mSQL