My README

Professional Bio

I’m a Full Stack Web Developer. I use Python and JavaScript to create ambitious projects quickly and precisely.

To create new products from zero I needed to learn new things. That’s why in 2022 I started doing project management, marketing, and strategy. I use this knowledge to make products have the success they deserve.

When I create an application, what I care the most about are UX and performances. The applications I deliver must be usable and run fast.

I started with Django and although I have tried many frameworks it is still my choice for the backend.

Along the way then I met React, I fell in love with it and have been using it for years. Lately, to simplify everything, I prefer using HTMX when I can.

A few more details on the technologies I use

Here is a list of the four technologies that changed my life. All are forward-looking and a good experience for the developer. The development is fast and they help me respect the deadlines.

Django

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Since my first job, I fell in love with Django. It is my default choice to build full-stack applications or provide APIs.

It made me discover the world of Python and its community. I have been helping at the PyconIT event and Django Girls Italy for years.

It is the technology that I have been carrying with me for several years and I hardly see it as replaceable. Python is making giant leaps in terms of performance and resources. Rust is giving a huge boost and I am convinced that in the next few years, Python will be a good place where to stay.

React

A long time ago I couldn’t enjoy Angular 1. When I heard about React I tried it right away and I loved it.

It was just a small library but that was its advantage. The fact that to use it it was necessary to know how to use JavaScript well and not 1000 custom properties were decisive for me.

Precisely this minimalist nature made it emerge as one of the technologies that changed the world of web development (and not only, right React Native?).

Much of its success, however, is due to Redux and a wonderful—albeit complex—management of the state.

TailwindCSS

What can be said about this library? Exactly what I needed. By now I felt the need to find alternatives to the tedious Bootstrap (which I used practically only for the grid and the CSS reset). At first, I was a little skeptical of Tailwind and thought massing many classes was not a good idea.

After trying it seriously, I immediately changed my mind.

I can develop interfaces at an incredible speed compared to all the tools I used before. Especially considering it allows for incredible flexibility.

HTMX

The newcomer. I have been using it for a few months, reducing the development time of low/medium interactivity applications by a lot.

It removes the need to create APIs and takes full advantage of Django’s potential by gradually replacing only the necessary interface pieces.

Other technologies

AstroAlpineJSPelicanKoaLitFlaskWordPressGatsby

I’m watching with interest:

RemixFreshDenoPrismaRobynBunLua

Working career

Self-employed

Since April 2022
Full-stack web developer, project manager, marketing, strategy

Projects:

Belka

May 2017 – April 2022
Full-stack web developer, some project manager tasks
https://belkadigital.com/

Codemaster Course

October 2020 – December 2020
Teacher
https://talentgarden.org/innovation-school/online/codemaster/

Hg blu

March 2015 - May 2017
Full-stack web developer
https://hgblu.com/

Sirio Film

August 2014 - March 2015
Full-stack web developer
https://www.siriofilm.com/

Communities

Speck&Tech

December 2018 - Present
Organizer
https://speckand.tech/

Python Italia

2016 - Present
Handyman
https://www.python.it/

Django Girls

September 2017 - Present
Coach
https://djangogirls.org/

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Personal Bio

I live in north Italy, between the mountains. While I drink some tea 🍵 I enjoy reading fantasy and non-fiction books. Besides reading, I also code for fun 🧑‍💻 and climb 🧗 a lot. Sometimes I paint.

I’m part of some associations. I believe that is the most effective and fun way to help improve the world.

Talking about food, I like pizza 🍕, pork ribs 🍖, milk + cookies 🥛🍪 and of course tea 🍵.

I want to play more TTRPGs but time is what it is.

My dream is to write and publish a fantasy book 📖. Nothing fancy, I imagine it as one of those cheap books you can find in every bookshop.

To go deeper into who I am, there are other categories ⬇️

Music

Read about it on the Music page.

Hobbies

Read about it on the Hobbies page.

A quote that I carry in my heart

“I wish it need not have happened in my time," said Frodo.
"So do I," said Gandalf, "and so do all who live to see such times. But that is not for them to decide. All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us.
― J.R.R. Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring

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