Hi there! I’m Ricardo. Glad to have you here!

I’m a software engineer currently studying at Carnegie Mellon University’s Master of Science in Software Engineering program. Previously, I worked on DANA Indonesia and Ice House as an iOS Engineer. I love to solve day-to-day problems, and it’s a privilege to be able to do it through writing software! Most of my experience is in the comfort of the iOS ecosystem. I’m learning to deliver more outside of it throughout my masters.

You might find my website name as quirky, and it’s okay! It’s a combination of my nickname back home (Edo) and the small clan I was born into (Sembiring Pelawi) as a Batak Karonese in Indonesia. I learned to embrace them as part of my identity in recent years. Looking back, I should’ve done it sooner! I was born and raised in a plural community that embraces diversity as a strength, living the well-known Indonesian motto: Bhinneka Tunggal Ika. This upbringing has shaped me to have my identity and values while respecting those who are different.

I happen to write (mostly) technical stuff in my blog – you might find it to your liking! You can find more of my techy work on GitHub and LinkedIn. I (sometimes) post some quirky stuff on Twitter and Instagram, too!

Thanks for dropping by, hope you have a blessed day (or evening) ahead!

– R