Antonio Cangiano

Antonio Cangiano

Software Developer and Technical Evangelist

Penticton, British Columbia, Canada (British Columbia, Canada)
Computer Software

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Antonio Cangiano's Overview

  • Owner at Netrich Media
  • Software Developer and Technical Evangelist at IBM
  • Founder at Any New Books?

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Antonio Cangiano's Summary

Technical Evangelist and Software Engineer, specializing in Ruby and Ruby on Rails application development. Part of the Big Data and DB2 team at the IBM Toronto Lab, where I was the initial author of the adapter for DB2 on Rails.

I'm really interested in cutting edge technology, programming languages, databases (relational and NoSQL ones), XP/Agile methodologies, Cloud computing, Big Data, science, mathematics, and anything on the bleeding edge of the web. Beside Ruby, my interests are geared towards programming languages such as JavaScript, Python, Clojure, and Haskell. In a past life I was really into C# and the .NET framework (as an early adopter and community leader since the very beginning) but I moved on several years ago.

Beside programming, I have a great deal of interest in technical writing, marketing, social media, and the world of entrepreneurship and startups in general. (I've written and presented on the subject.)

I'm an avid reader and my main goal is to improve myself and positively affect other people in the process.

Specialties: Ruby, Ruby on Rails, HTML, JavaScript, DB2, and relational databases (including MySQL), Hadoop, Big SQL, and Big Data. I also have experience with mentoring and coaching other developers, and promoting technologies within the Enterprise and development communities.

Technical marketing is definitely one of my specialties and passions, and so is inbound marketing, blogging, and social media.

Antonio Cangiano's Experience


Netrich Media

March 2012Present (2 years 7 months)

Software Developer and Technical Evangelist


Public Company; 10,001+ employees; IBM; Information Technology and Services industry

March 2006Present (8 years 7 months)


Any New Books?

August 2010Present (4 years 2 months)

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Antonio Cangiano's Publications

  • Technical Blogging: Turn Your Expertise into a Remarkable Online Presence

    • Pragmatic Bookshelf
    • March 8, 2012
    Authors: Antonio Cangiano

    Technical Blogging is the first book to specifically teach programmers, technical people, and technically-oriented entrepreneurs how to become successful bloggers. There is no magic to successful blogging; with this book you'll learn the techniques to attract and keep a large audience of loyal, regular readers and leverage this popularity to achieve your goals.

  • Ruby on Rails for Microsoft Developers

    • Wrox
    • April 9, 2009
    Authors: Antonio Cangiano

    This definitive guide examines how to take advantage of the new Agile methodologies offered when using Ruby on Rails (RoR). You’ll quickly grasp the RoR methodology by focusing on the RoR development from the point of view of the beginner- to intermediate-level Microsoft developer. Plus, you’ll get a reliable roadmap for migrating your applications, skill set, and development processes to the newer, more agile programming platform that RoR offers.

Antonio Cangiano's Projects


    • September 2011 to Present
    Team Members: Antonio Cangiano, Leon Katsnelson, Raul Chong, Marius Butuc, Rav Ahuja, Henrique Zambon, Bradley Steinfeld, Ari Valtanen, Anjul Bhambhri

    With over 42000 registered students is the most popular destination acquiring skills in Hadoop and other Big Data technologies. provides @your pace, @your place education that allows people to enhance their careers without giving up their work time or incurring the expense of formal education and travel.

  • IBM IM Demo Cloud

    • June 2011 to Present

    IBM IM Demo Cloud dramatically accelerates sales cycles by providing IBM sellers and business partners with ability to create environments for hands-on experimentation, as well as ability to conduct Proof of Concept and new product introductions with prospective clients.
    Typical environments can be provisioned and delivered to the customer in 10 minutes. Customers do not need to perform any of the tasks that detract from productive evaluation experience or slow down the sales process. Clients get immediate access to completely configured multi-server, multi-product environments that mirror potential production deployment of technologies and products being evaluated. Both seller and customers maintain complete visibility and are able to collaborate to achieve desired results. Over 250 IBM and business partners are currently using IM Demo Cloud to deliver IBM Big Data and other Information Management projects.

  • BLU Acceleration for Cloud

    • February 2014 to Present
    Team Members: Antonio Cangiano, Leon Katsnelson, Madhu Kochar, Bradley Steinfeld, Henrique Zambon, Leons Petrazickis, Leo Wu, Rakesh Ranjan, Sriram Srinivasan, Rick Sobiesiak, Andrew Buckler, John Park, Simao Liu

    BLU Acceleration for Cloud is disruptive technology that brings the benefits of the world's most advanced in-memory columnar data base technology to everyone regardless of budget or skill. It greatly reduces both the expense and the skill requirements and let's anyone create secure multi-terabyte data warehouse system in about 20 minutes for less than a price of a cup of coffee. Unlike some of the other cloud DBMS, BLU Acceleration for Cloud provides a complete system including BI tools, expertly designed database schemas, data warehouse design tools and a complete R development and execution environment. BLU Acceleration for Cloud integrates your cloud data warehouse with on-prem data sources and with the web born data.
    BLU Acceleration for Cloud is one of the most exciting projects I've ever worked on with a highly energized team using Minimum Viable Product methodology to deliver groundbreaking results in record time. I think we broke every rule in the book bringing this disruptive technology to market and in the process demonstrated how an established provider like IBM can pursues high growth opportunities.

Antonio Cangiano's Skills & Expertise

  1. Ruby
  2. Ruby on Rails
  3. Python
  4. DB2
  5. Web Development
  6. Web Analytics
  7. Social Media Marketing
  8. SEO
  9. JavaScript
  10. XHTML
  11. Clojure
  12. MySQL
  13. AJAX
  14. Open Source
  15. Databases
  16. Linux
  17. jQuery
  18. Web Applications
  19. CSS
  20. Software Development
  21. HTML5
  22. Apache
  23. SQL
  24. OOP
  25. Agile
  26. HTML
  27. Programming
  28. REST
  29. Database Design
  30. JSON
  31. Web 2.0
  32. Software Design
  33. .NET
  34. Cloud Computing
  35. Scrum
  36. XML
  37. Distributed Systems
  38. SQL Server
  39. Subversion
  40. C#
  41. Shell Scripting
  42. C
  43. Web Services
  44. PostgreSQL
  45. Hadoop
  46. AWS
  47. Git
  48. Big Data
  49. Amazon Web Services (AWS)
  50. Agile Methodologies

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