I'm an Engineering Manager and AI Specialist at IBM, a published author, and a Web entrepreneur.
I'm passionate about programming, AI, online marketing, and entrepreneurship. Oh, and I'm really into fishing and photography.
|I was born and raised in Italy, but I've been in Canada for almost 20 years and I'm a Canadian citizen.||I work for the 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 fishing, photography, and reading (among others).||In 2009, I authored Ruby on Rails for Microsoft Developers for Wrox.|
|I love 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 3 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 300,000 people.|