Red Hat Inc.
Senior Principal Software Engineer
July 2020 - Current
I currently work as Principal Architect for Business Automation tooling, responsible for collaborating across organizations and teams to ensure alignment with Red Hat overall strategy.
My focus now is on the next-generation cloud-native business automation project named Kogito.
Principal Software Engineer
February 2012 - June 2020
Author of the OmniChannel architecture which enables Business Automation tools to be accessed through different mediums with no changes to the codebase - for example the integration with VSCode or electron.js desktop application or integrated into 3rd party websites such as Github.
In the past I acted as project and team lead. I had the opportunity to co-found the AppFormer project (previously know as UberFire) and lead the Red Hat Business Automation tooling.
API Designer & Developer
March 2011 - November 2011
Hired to design and implement an internal Domain Specific Language (DSL) in Java to allow users to configure Mule ESB programmatically. A Ruby based proof of concept was also implemented.
CTO & Software Engineer
April 2009 - February 2012
As Software engineer, I lead the R&D of OpenSpotLight and directly implemented it on several customers, I also had the oportunity to implement elastic fashion architectures (cloud ready) for different customers using different technologies.
As CTO I managed our engineer team (R&D and on-site customers) and also conduced a series of partnership that allowed us to expand OpenSpotLight market.
Red Hat Summit
April 2020 (Virtual)
- The state-of-the-art of developer tools to build business-intelligent apps for RHPAM v7 and Kogito
May 2017 (Boston, MA)
- Dawn of the citizen developer: Low-code application development made easy in JBoss BPM Suite & BRMS 7
June 2015 (Boston, MA)
- Process-driven application development using Red Hat JBoss BPM Suite
Red Hat Tech Exchange
October 2018 (Orlando, FL)
- Next-gen Business Automation with Red Hat DM & PAM
September 2019 (San Francisco, CA)
- A Cloud Native Dev Is Eating My Java Cheese! (How to Get It Back?)
- Bring Back the Joy of Development with Cloud Native and Microservices Technologies
September 2018 (San Francisco, CA)
- Java EE Monolith to Cloud-Ready Architecture: Lessons from the Drools/jBPM Ecosystem
- Turning Maven into a High scalable, resource efficient, cloud ready microservice
October 2017 (San Francisco, CA)
- 5 Pillars of a Successful Java Web Application
- The Hidden Secret of Java Open Source Projects
October 2015 (San Francisco, CA)
- From Java to Microservices on OpenShift Automagically
The Developers Conference
July 2018 (São Paulo, Brazil)
- Git beyond version-control system, an alternative to data storage
- How UX can transform a large enterprise application
March 2016 (São Paulo, Brazil)
- From monolith to cloud-ready microservices using CDI
- 24+ years of experience
- Accomplished visionary defining architectures, designing features, and setting vision for industry-leading software products
- Open source veteran and co-founder of several popular projects
- Pioneering researcher known for synthesizing technologies into new product offers
- Frequent speaker at conferences, universities, and user groups
Alex Porcelli is a Senior Principal Engineer at Red Hat and Principal Architect for Red Hat Business Automation; proud team member of Drools, jBPM, and Kogito. He’s currently focused on building the next-gen of cloud-native Business Automation under the Kogito initiative. Professional developer since 1996, has been working exclusively on Open Source projects for more than a decade. Since joining Red Hat he has served in individual contributor and leadership roles driving Business Automation tooling. Porcelli is also a frequent international speaker in tech events like QCon, JavaOne, CodeOne, Red Hat Summit, and DevNation.