Hi there,

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.


Programming Zen

Programming Zen

Tiber Outfitters

Tiber Outfitters - Superior Quality Canadian and European Fishing Gear


Plant-Based Diet

Any New Books

Any New Books

TonyCangiano.com (My Photography Portfolio)



Technical Blogging, 2nd Edition (2019)

Technical Blogging (2nd Edition)

Ruby on Rails for Microsoft Developers (2009)

Ruby on Rails for Microsoft Developers

Fun FAQs

Personal Professional
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 as an Engineering Manager and AI Specialist.
In 2016, I lost virtually everything to an arson fire. I'm grateful for being able to recover quickly, emotionally and otherwise. I was a very early adopter of .NET, Rails, Django, and Elixir/Phoenix.
I'm a humanist who believes in science and reason. I've been called the guy who brought Rails, Django, and Elixir 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 which is now also available as an audiobook (including on Audible).
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 co-founded and 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 like and I'm knowledgeable about nutrition and fitness, despite my struggle with both. At some point, I was 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 French bulldog named Lottie. My lab-mix dog Annie lives with my ex-wife. I'm into chatbots and AI. My courses on AI virtual assistants and prompt engineering are well reviewed and have been taken by well over 300,000 people.