Hi there, fellow reader! I’m Ricardo Pramana Suranta, and you can call me Edo.
I was born as a Sembiring Pelawi, a karonese clan in Indonesia. Born at Surabaya, I was raised in the middle of plural community that tries to live Indonesia’s motto : Bhinneka Tunggal Ika. I see diversity as a strength instead of weakness, as long it’s sewn in unity and peace. Because of this, I have my personal values while respecting others who doesn’t agree with me.
I got my bachelor degree from Institut Teknologi Bandung (class of 2009), majored in Informatics / Computer Science. During my campus life, I found interest in how apps can help our daily life – whether it online office suites for taking meeting notes, URL-shorteners for sharing lecture links, or cloud-based storages for accessing your documents anywhere. I aspire to create software that can assist people’s live.
I’m learning to live my life to the fullest for the Lord. At workdays, I’m delivering my responsibilities while learning, teaching, and making mistakes (and learning from them) at DANA Indonesia. During my free time, I
usually working on Swift Notes!(not anymore 😞) tinkering around my pet projects, randomly playing my guitar, and writing this blog.
About this blog
I mainly use my brain as a “processor” instead of a “storage”. This leads to a personal habit of mine, which is writing a huge amount of personal notes. I normally write my learned lessons in Evernote, keeping it for myself. During my days in university, I found myself helped a lot from others’ notes or lessons in a form of a blog post, usually from my seniors 😉. I also love to read Jeff Atwood’s blog on my class breaks, heck, even one of my coursework was inspired by one of his blog post. Moving on to professional scene, I saw a lot of software engineering community leaders do the same practice, e.g. Mattt Thompson and Natasha Murashev. Their blogs have inspired me to do the same.
Since this blog contains my learned lessons, most of it might refer to my current workplace, Ice House. Rest assured, though – every post in this site is written with my own views. I don’t write paid blog posts. Still, I try to be objective on every opinion-based post that I write.
I try my best to write technical-based posts in this blog, but I realized that technical writing is hard. Having Bahasa Indonesia as my mother tongue, makes writing the posts harder, but it’s a good practice! 😁 Should you find any errors in my post, be it grammatical or technical, I’ll be more than glad to hear it from you! I will be more thrilled, though, if you found out my posts to be helpful. 😁
Hope you found this blog interesting! 🙂