About Me

I’m an European (Italian) open source and Linux enthusiast hacker since 1996, an auto-entrepreneur, a Linux senior Developer, Automation Engineer, DevOps and Cloud, Web, Data Science and Machine Learning passionate, with a strong musical, mathematical and networking background. That’s a bit unusual mix of interests and experiences I guess.

I live and work in Nice, in the south east of France, since 2008.

Welcome on my personal website and blog. Let me tell you a little more about myself…

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EDUCATION

I was born and raised in Torino, in north west of Italy, and I did all my schooling in this town. Besides being a student at the Conservatoire of Music “G.Verdi”, I also did fairly well in school. So I had my Bachelor of Music-Piano Performance in 1993 (class of Maestro Domenico Canina) and a Master of Mathematics degree at the “Università degli Studi – Torino” in 1999, with emphasis in Computer Science, Mathematical and Graphics programming, Cryptography, and Artificial Intelligence. Research thesis: “Algorithms for Searching Saddle Points in Convex Analysis and their application to the Monotonic, Regular and Optimized interpolation.

JOB EXPERIENCE

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Study and Work Experiences

In 1999 I started to work in the private IT and Telecommunication sectors as Cisco WAN Engineer. Between 2001 and 2003 I worked at the Atlanet Internet Service Provider (now part of British Telecom) in the Network Delivery team and gained in-depth Cisco technology knowledge in network planning, implementing, configuring, troubleshooting and testing of MPLS (Multiprotocol Label Switching) networking systems.

My primary interest since 1999 is studying and hacking the Linux environment and playing with the latest open source technologies.

Between 2003 and 2006 I had a wonderful experience as a Linux distribution developer and team leader (QiLinux distribution) which involved me into many different activities, ranging from the conception, creation from sources and integration of all the pieces and technologies of a modern Linux distribution to the software development, debugging and compliance with the available standards.
Since 2007 I started developing on the openmamba GNU/Linux distribution with roots in the discontinued QiLinux distribution but which has quickly moved to a fully independent project.

Between 2007 and 2014 I worked at IBM Italy and IBM France as a Linux system administrator in high pressure working environments, as Nagios/Centreon monitoring architect and developer, and finally as team leader of the IBM IMS Infrastructure group in La Gaude.

I became an auto-entrepreneur in 2013 (SIRET: 79212659100025).

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My projects are mainly focused on Linux embedded (operating system, multimedia on the Raspberry Pi), on networking and AWS cloud technologies and recently on Full Stack and MEAN stack web development.

I’m currently work at Sopra-Steria group as Senior DevOps and Linux Red Hat Engineer and with expertise in the Infrastructure Management via SaltStack, Python programming, clustering technologies, shell scripting.

CURRICULUM VITAE

Detailed curriculum Vitae in pdf  (286kB)
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CURRENT INTERESTS IN MATHS AND TECHNOLOGY

Maths

– Dynamic Systems and Chaos
– Fractals and Scaling
– Statistics

DevOps Tecnologies

– Cloud Computing
– Docker containers
– Infrastructure & Configuration as Code
– Microservices Architectures
– SaltStack

Full Stack Web Development

– HTML5, Angular4, Node.is, TypeScript
– Multiplatform Mobile App Development with the Ionic Framework

(Big) Data Analysis and Technologies

– Spark / pySpark
– Hadoop
– Machine Learning

Programming

– GPGPU Programming (CUDA C++)
– Functional programming in Scala
– Concurrent programming
– Data analysis and visualization in Python

When I’m not working, I spend my time studying, taking MOOC’s, playing with my dog Pixi, taking care of my plants (crassulaceae, succulents and cactaceae), reading books, travelling, and help improving the openmamba GNU/Linux distribution.

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