Raphael Alampay is the co-founder of Cloudband Solutions Co., a software development and consultancy company that caters to custom based software for SME around the globe. Using time and tested technology such as Java, Ruby on Rails, Python, PostgreSQL and Linux, he has a passion for creating applications that solve real world problems making businesses more efficient and innovative at the same time. His craft in software is largely based on the philosophy of "kaizen" which means continuous improvement; that any piece of software is meant to be continuously improved over time. Aside from software development, Raphael also teaches computer science in universities and corporate entities largely in the field of programming and machine learning. He currently holds a master's degree in Computer Science and is working on his PhD in Computer Science as well. If not programming or teaching, Raphael enjoys playing the piano and guitar in his spare time.