Besides programming, I like computer gaming, bike riding, girls and beer :). I started programming in the "far" 2004 and I really enjoy learning new things.
In practice, I think that is important for me to learn a bit of everything so that I can make a good opinion about things, then I'll specialize in something if I like or need it. Currently I am exploring the fascinating field of Artificial Intelligence.
I have worked as a developer for FBK and currently working at SpazioDati while attending university in Computer Science. You can visit my GitHub profile here.
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