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Very brief bio
My name is Ricardo García. I was born on December 1982 and currently make my living as a software engineer.
While I started coding long ago, since early 2008 I’ve been developing applications professionally for Unix platforms, mainly in C++, Ada and plain old C. I’m currently a leading and proud member of the Surveillance subsystem team working on SACTA and other ATM-related projects for Indra in Gijón.
SACTA is a complete solution for air traffic management and has been deployed in most Spanish air traffic management dependencies. The job of the Surveillance subsystem is to acquire radar, multilateration, ADS-B and and ADS-C station data and perform all the needed radar tracking functions to form system tracks representing aircrafts, which can be displayed to air traffic controllers. This includes trajectory prediction and smoothing, and other interesting things doctors recommend avoiding.
The core of the product is written in Ada and C++, and I’ve seen code in it with timestamps as early as 1984, when I was just 2 years old, which helps to put me in perspective.
Other personal interests of mine are free and open source software in general, Linux in particular, videogames, watching good TV shows, going to the movies with my wife, playing golf and fighting with crocodiles barehanded. Just kidding, I don’t actually play golf and my favourite reptiles are pythons.