Since I was a child, computers have captured my interest. With the advent of the first home computers (Spectrum ZX80, Commodore 64 & Amiga, Atari ST, etc.) the passion grew and today computers provide my job.
After computer studies in high school, I started working with Windows systems, offering support to customers. Unfortunately, the system that attracted me most, IBM OS/2, did not enjoy the success which it deserved. At last, after becoming bored of the infamous instability of Windows systems and growing tired of the same repair tasks, I decided to start investing my time in something that would broaden my skills and grasp of the field. So I approached to Unix systems, which I already had dealt with in school labs: Digital VAX, Silicon Graphics e HP/UX.
After playing a little bit with Minix, I approached to GNU/Linux that was in its beginning stages at that time. Investigating, studying and with a lot of practice I gained an exceptional familiarity with Linux, installing all distribution at that time available and I identifying in Debian my favorite one. After that I earned a great experience with IBM AIX and some with SUN Solaris.
Now I have 20+ years of experience spent in large and small companies, as European Space Agency (ESA), Telecom Italia, Anritsu (a Japanese multinational), S3 and Movidius Ltd (the latter two are faberless companies), having worked and performed missions in Italy, Sweden, Denmark and Ireland. I held positions as Spacecraft Engineer, Unix System Administrator, System Architect, Team Leader and Data Center Manager. Some commercial, sales and managerial experiences as well.
I have a natural disposition to liaison with people, eye to details and great versatility adapting to the unexpected; capacity to take relevant decision rapidly and to learn quickly. I like to conceive solutions to improve systems' efficiency and automation. I love enlarge my knowledge and to work on targets, challenging my capacities.
Because I did not had the opportunity earlier, when in 2008 I moved in Ireland I enrolled at university while I was working, earning a BS of Technology in Computing at Dublin Institute of Technology (DIT).
Still today, computers represent not only my job, but most of all my passion.