About

Hi, my name is Saulo Silva. I was born and raised in Brazil and in 1996 my family and I moved to Montréal, Canada. I’m in my thirties and I’ve been married since 2007. I recently became father to a beautiful baby girl.

My interests include:

  • computers — software engineering and technology in general.
  • gastronomy — Brazilian, Portuguese, Spanish, Italian, French, Greek, Japanese, Thai are my favourite cuisines.
  • books — I’m always reading one.
  • languages — I speak Portuguese (my mother tongue), English and French. I can understand Spanish to a certain extent. I like to compare languages and to learn about their origins.

Some of my favourite books:

  • Perfume: The Story of a Murderer
  • The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
  • The Name of the Rose
  • Paul and Stephen
  • Two Thousand Years Ago
  • The Spirits’ Book

Some of my favourite movies:

  • The Lord of the Rings triology
  • The Shawshank Redemption
  • Forrest Gump
  • History of the World Part I
  • Ben Hur
  • Inglourious Basterds
  • True Grit
  • Shutter Island
  • The Ghost Writer
  • The Others
  • Spirited Away
  • Princess Mononoke

Career

From 2000 to 2003, I worked as a webmaster/web developer for a small marketing company.

Starting in 2005, for three consecutive Summers, I had an internship as an internal Sarbanes-Oxley IT Auditor at Rio Tinto Alcan.

During the Summer of 2008 I helped design and implement an enterprise web application for a water treatment company.

In April 2009 I graduated with a BEng in Software Engineering from Concordia University. Since then I’ve been working as a Software Engineer for Nuance Communications.

Contact

I can be reached at saulo at saulosilva dot com.