Who am I?
Please allow me to introduce myself, I'm Angel Hernandez. A Venezuelan-Australian citizen. I'm a Senior Solution Architect and technologist by profession, currently employed by an Australian consultancy company with offices in APAC region.
I have spent most of my life in front of a computer, when I started writing programs at 12 years of age. I have been supporting technical communities since 2002 in Latin America, and kept on doing it since I moved to Australia with my wife in 2008.
Because of my contributions towards global developer community, I was awarded with an MVP recognition by Microsoft since 2006 until 2016, and now member of MVP Reconnect program.
I love learning, reading and writing, and that's why I decided to have my personal site where I can blog about anything and everything, and not only about Microsoft technologies, because I'm a cross-platform advocate and open source supporter, but also I'm a newborn Christian, whereby I owe God and his son YeShua (Jesus) everything. This will be my little corner on the Internet where I'll be able to write on any subject I'm passionate about.
I'm happily married and father of two young girls who were born in Sydney, New South Wales.
I love being helpful, hence please feel free to reach out to me if I can be of any assistance (whether it's technical related, about faith or just some general advice).
Everything and everyone has a beginning, in my personal case I was born in Caracas, Venezuela in 1976. I was a premature baby and spent some time in the incubator, but here I am (from birth until now, I have learned that life is beautiful, valuable and a constant struggle). My mom told I had taught myself to read in Spanish at age 5, and I recall something similar with English when I started learning the language by myself at age 7, whereby when I started high school I already knew in advance most of the things I was going to learn in English class, therefore I kind of liked the fact that I always got great marks in English, so it naturally became my second language.
I started playing video games at a early age also, and that was my motivation to learn about computers and how to write programs for them. I wrote my first program at age 12 then I started writing my own games.
By age 16, I was working for my father (He's a retired chartered accountant) building ERP and accounting software based on his requirements and when I turned 21 I founded my own company. I became a start-up entrepreneur long before the term was even coined.
Back then, I was studying at university (part-time) and working at the same time, but to be honest I felt I wasn't learning at the speed I wanted, so I became a professional developer before even having completed my degree, and it was like that until I got married in 2002 then my wife supported and encouraged me to complete my bachelors which I did eventually.
God works in mysterious ways, otherwise how can you explain that this humble guy coming out of a Venezuelan slum could have made it out to Australia? Even more interesting is the fact that an Australian company found my website and sponsored me to relocate to Sydney.
My advice to you who are reading this, don't let anyone tell you what you can or can't do, because we're the ones who decide how far we want to go. Believe in God, YeShua (Jesus) his son, yourself and you'll be able to accomplish anything and everything you want, just follow your inner voice and chase your dreams.
Purpose of this site
"Do to others as you would have them do to you" - Luke 6:31
For the past 14 years, I have been supporting global technical and developer communities, mostly in the Microsoft space and during this time I have always been keen on doing more, but mainly due to time constraints and commitment to MVP program I couldn't do much except to focus on Microsoft technologies.
I would like to give back to society, some of the good things I've been given and since I don't have any material possessions but my ideas and thoughts instead, I've chosen to share them but unlike my previous technical blog, I also want to publish my poems, reflections and more importantly preach the Gospel as commissioned by YeShua (Jesus) in Mark 16:15 "And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature."
Please feel free to contact me if you have any technical or non-technical enquiry.