Rizal is an avid traveler and photo enthusiast. Rizal has been studying, working and living in Indonesia, Argentina, Germany, Scotland and Sweden. Although he has studied Engineering (SGU, FH-Soest, KTH), Management (KTH, SU) and Entrepreneurship (Stockholm School of Entrepreneurship), he also has interest in gastronomy and aquaponics.
As technologist, he has been focusing on Drupal (web technology used by NASA, White House, UN, etc) for several years. In fact, he was the first and the only Indonesian who has ever spoken in Drupal Conference (Drupalcon Sydney). He is also involved with the Drupal community in Indonesia and at the moment is preparing a training center to increase the number of Indonesians who are proficient in using and extending.
As a photographer, he has exhibited his photographs in several cities including Tokyo (Tokyo Month of Photography). In his exhibition in Tokyo, where he was the youngest photographer, he also participated in a photography seminar in Asian-Japan center organized by Japanese Professional Photographer Society and Asian-Japan center.
At the moment he is living in Sweden and is working on kick-starting a new team/sub-department in Lund University.