About Riza Marhaban

Who am I

Hi there, my name is Riza Marhaban. My friends and family call me Riza. I’m a Cloud Architect, Software Developer, International SpeakerTrainer, Manager and Traveler. And on November 2017, I got my first Microsoft MVP Award for Visual Studio and Development Technologies. I work in Singapore, Malaysia (Kuala Lumpur) and Remote. If you know where and how I work, than this is also a disclaimer for this blog and all of its content, ideas or perhaps opinions are from my own perspective, knowledge and views. I blog about anything from Microsoft technology related, Open-Source Software technology related, gadgets, devices, coding, life, traveling, music, etc., basically from what I have experienced in life.


My degree is in Mechanical Engineering based on robotics, automation, software and some aerospace technology. That is why I also love Internet of Things (IoT). I also loves travelings and musics, I create one instrumental song because I’m very bad if singing. So, composing and playing musical instruments should be enjoyable option for me. As for computer technology, sometimes I become an early adopter for testing and curiosity. I’m very passionate in software development starting from solution architecture up to coding, testing and deployment. For me programming is an art, when you know a language fluently, you may not know the beauty until you understand to architect a poem or poetry. And yes, I’m a fan of Microsoft Technology since PC-DOS/MS-DOS back in 1982 up to current Windows. But hey, the world is moving around and we should use other technology as well. I’ve been using Open-Source technology since 1995 as well, mainly Java, PHP, JavaScript, etc.


As a community leader, I also manage my own communities in Singapore, Malaysia and Indonesia as well helping other communities. Here is the list oh my communities;

  1. .NET Developers Community Singapore – Own (Co-Founder)
  2. Azure Community Singapore (ACS) – Own (Co-Founder)
  3. Azure Community Indonesia (ACI) – Own (Co-Founder)
  4. Azure Community Malaysia (ACM)  – Helping Manage
  5. MIND (Malaysia Independent Developers) – Helping Manage


Github: https://github.com/rizamarhaban

Twitter: @rizamarhaban

That’s all…!

Photo of me and sunset in Bali (2015)
at The Westin Resort Nusa Dua Bali