Maxwell Dayvson da Silva

A self-taught programmer, is the Director of Technology at the New York Times. Born in Recife, Brazil, Maxwell is a video specialist most interested in bringing technology to a global audience. His work has ranged from developing and delivering high-scalable products to innovating and implementing large-scale video solutions. Prior to joining the Times, he worked for Globo, Brazil's leading media network, and Terra, a global digital media company.

Additionally, he has spoken at conferences such as Campus Party, FISL, SET Broadcast and Cable, Streaming Media East, and Streaming Media West. Maxwell has also devoted time to speaking at several Brazilian universities, including UFGRS, IFRS, UDESC, and FEEVALE-RS. He is also a contributor and creator of some open source projects that you can find at

Outside of his professional work, Maxwell regularly combines his passions for Art and Science to create games and interactive art installations. His son, Arthur, inspires him to seek out opportunities to bring science into the lives of young people both in New York and abroad.

Although Redis Essentials is Maxwell's first book, he was a technical reviewer for two other books, Extending Bootstrap and Learning JavaScript Data Structures and Algorithms, for Packt Publishing.

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Hugo Lopes Tavares

A software developer from Brazil, currently works as a Platform Engineer at Yipit, a technology company focused on data aggregation and analysis. Prior to his work in the United States, Hugo worked with live streaming video development for, the Internet branch of Grupo Globo, the largest media conglomerate in Latin America.

While he's been involved in open source software, he has made a significant impact to the field. He was a main contributor to pip, the Python package installer, wrote improvements to CPython and Python's standard library, co-authored Splinter--a web testing tool, and contributed to many well-known projects. Some of his contributions can be found at

Additionally, Hugo worked at NSI (Information Systems Research Group), doing research and development on Agile Methods and Software Quality for the Brazilian government. As part of his research, he created some testing tools, the most famous of which are Should-DSL and PyCukes, mentioned in the book Python Testing Cookbook (Should-DSL has its own section in that book).

When Hugo is not doing anything related to technology, he is doing strength training, as an amateur powerlifter.

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