I'm a Software Development Manager and AI Advocate at IBM, published author, serial blogger, and web entrepreneur.
I'm passionate about the craft of programming, AI, online marketing, entrepreneurship, and nutrition. Oh, and I'm really into the outdoors, cycling, and photography, as well.
|I was born and raised in Italy, but now I live in Canada and have become a Canadian citizen.||I work for the Developer Skills Network at IBM.|
|In 2016, I lost virtually everything to an arson fire. I recovered and bought a house just 16 months later.||I was a very early adopter of .NET, Rails, and Django.|
|I'm a humanist who believes in science and reason.||I've been called "the guy who brought Rails and Django to IBM".|
|My hobbies include reading, photography, and enjoying nature.||In 2009, I authored Ruby on Rails for Microsoft Developers for Wrox.|
|I love hiking, cycling, boating, and the outdoors in general.||In 2012, I authored Technical Blogging for The Pragmatic Bookshelf. In 2019, I published its second edition.|
|I love a wide range of music and am a bit of an audiophile.||I'm the Marketing Lead for CognitiveClass.ai, a site I helped grow to over 1 Million learners worldwide.|
|In 2017, I completed a 365 photo project without skipping a single day.||I love taking online courses.|
|I'm an ISSA Certified Nutritionist.||For many years, I wrote a regular column for the PragPub magazine.|
|I'm on a mission to improve myself. I believe in grit and personal responsibility.||I founded and eventually sold Math Blog.|
|I love animals and have a beautiful dog named Annie.||I'm really into chatbots. My courses on AI virtual assistants have been taken by well over 100,000 people.|