Web Developer, Photographer, Backpacker
Something about myself:
I wrote my first line of code on my Commodore 64 when I was 10 years old and I start to learn Visual Basic at 15. However, before starting my career as Web Developer, I worked in several different fields for many years. I worked in the healthcare, in the academic research sector, in the B2B customer support and on an early-staged startup. Finally in 2016 I was able to make a career change as Web Developer and since then I am enjoying every single moment of my daily job and I am continuosly exploring new technologies and stacks.
Between 2014 and 2016 I worked for Booking.com in the beautiful city of Cambridge. I was working in an amazing international team and I was proud of being part of a company with great values and visions. However, my work and my passion where two completely different things. While I was at work, I was looking forward to go back on my PC and start to code.
For this reason, in June 2016, I took a difficult decision (not only from a professional point of view but mainly for personal one, leaving a great company and a great team) and I quited my job at Booking.com. I moved to London for pursuing my passion for coding at General Assembly. It was one of the best decision in my life! I become confident in working full-stack creating web application from both the client and the server side. In November 2016 I joined Jayex Technology where I am working with the MEAN stack, both front-end and back-end.
In my free time I love to organise photo walks, run, read books (mainly adventure/inspirational books or essays about sociology) and discover the best indie/alternative rock or jazz/blues gigs in London.
Other IT competencies: Adobe Photoshop and Camera Raw, Adobe Lightroom, Adobe Illustrator, web typography and creation of HTML responsive emails.
What I'm working with:
What I can do:
On the server side, my favourite environment is defenitley Node.JS but I have a strong expeience also with Rails. As databases, I'm a MongoDB Certified developer but I used a lot also PostgreSQL
I believe that the Test Driven Development is one of the most important best practices working on large projects and I will focus on it in the upcoming months.
As Developer and Makers, I'm particularly interested in Internet of Things. I'm currently working on personal projects with Raspberry Pi and Tassel 2.
I worked several years in the B2B customer service and account management sector. I have a strong esperience in dealing with clients and developing strong commercial relationships.
As former professional photographer and photo enthusiast, I have several years of experience working with the Adobe Suite and in particular with Photoshop and Lightroom.
Yes. I've been around:
Junior Software Engineer
Since I joined Jayex as a Junior Developer I worked on two projects:
November 2016-December 2016: Time Management System.
I developed a software for the HR department that records the check-in and check-out time of all the employees. This system creates reports of the average arrival and leaving time, the hours of work and the number of the people in the building (for meeting the health and safety regulations). Moreover, I developed the booking system for the holidays. The app reports holiday allowance and sends an email to the manager of the employee with the day off request. The app is based on the MEAN stack and the front-end is rendered by Pug2 from the server side.
January 2017 - Present: Digital Signage System
My team is developing a web-based digital signage system for primary and secondary care surgeries. We started from the database (MongoDB) and the API (ExpressJS, NodeJS) and then we moved on to the front-end app based on Angular2 and Ionic2. The system (hosted on AWS) is composed by three parts: the client extranet, based on virtual machines with their own database, the extranet for the internal customer service team and the Ionic2 application, running on the players installed in the surgeries.
Back-End: MongoDB, PM2, ExpressJS, Pug2, Mongoose, APIs, JSON WebTokens
Other Tools: Amazon Web Service (AWS), Jira, GitLab, Windows Server 2012-2016, Robomongo, Insomnia REST, Visual Studio Code, Trello, Adobe XD
Best Practices: Wireframing, Project Management, Agile Environment, Pair Programming, Daily Stand-Ups.
Working Environment: Linux Debian.
As Accommodation Service Executive I had to build strong B2B relationships with partners, assisting them with rates and availability, selling strategy, and providing technical support.
Later, as Partner Support I assisted hotels and accommodations during the registration process and performing the risk checks at a later stage. While the registration process was completed and the partner risk passes the risk-check, I had to assure that the contents of the future webpage were relevant and highly qualitative.
Research Project: The Mutual Shaping of the Technological and the Social: Mobile Apps in the Self-Management of Type I and II Diabetes. In the field of healthcare, there is a significant advancement in using mobile phones in the design and delivery of healthcare programs. In particular, the project is focused on the use of mobile apps on iOS and Android platforms for diabetes management.
Supervisor: Dr Lin Yan.
As Account Manager I had to build profitable relationships with a portfolio of clients, plus extend the portfolio itself.
I was also in charge of the social media strategy and the development of the website (based on Wordpress).
I will never stop learning!
During the three-months Web Development Immersive coding bootcamp (WDI) in General Assembly I learned to build full-stack web applications using industry standard technologies and best practices.
Back-End: Node.js, Express, Ruby on Rails, Sinatra, SQL, NoSQL, PostgreSQL, MongoDB, Mongoose, APIs, authentication with Bcrypt and Devise.
Other Tools: Git, Github, Trello, Omigraffe, Balsamiq.
Best Practises: Wireframing, Project Management, Agile Environment, Pair Programming, Daily Stand-Ups.
Postgraduate Major Project Title: "Implementation of Cloud Computing and Social Media in the Charity Sector".
Supervisor: Dr Niall Caldwell
Activities and Societies: Lord Ashcroft International Business School, EBAC - European Business Association Cambridge.
Dissertation: "Standard Costs in Healthcare - Theoretical profiles and empirical evidences of the Veneto region".
Supervisor: Prof. Massimo Sargiacomo.
Activities and Societies: Conferenza Stato Regioni 2012: Roma.
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