About

Thank you for wanting to learn more about me.

By day, I’m a Software Developer and Technical Evangelist at IBM. By night, I’m a published author, serial blogger, and web entrepreneur.

I was born and raised in Italy, but I first moved to Ireland at 23 and then Canada at 26. I’ve since become a Canadian citizen and live with my wife in the beautiful North Okanagan region (i.e., Armstrong, BC).

My Books

I wrote a couple of books:

The former is now obsolete and you shouldn’t buy it.

My Sites

On Social Media

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Fun FAQs about me

  • I’m the Marketing Lead for Cognitive Class, an IBM educational initiative my team and I grew organically from zero to 1 Million students.
  • I was a very early adopter of .NET, Rails, and Django. I’ve been called, “the guy who brought Rails and Django to IBM”.
  • I write a regular column on tech books for the PragPub magazine.
  • I founded and eventually sold Math Blog.
  • I created a popular Chatbot course (also available on edX and Coursera) and I often present on the topic of Chatbots.
  • Teaching others gives me joy and there are few things that make me happier.
  • I’m a humanist who believes in science and reason.
  • I have several hobbies but reading and photography are my most persistent ones.
  • I love walking, cycling, fishing, and the outdoors in general.
  • Orange and purple are my favorite colors.
  • In 2017, I completed a 365 photo project without skipping a day.
  • I believe in grit, personal responsibility, the power of habits, and self-improvement.
  • I’m approachable. Feel free to get in touch.