Technical Blog and online Resume
My name is Paolo Riccardi and I’ve been a Computer Science enthusiast since childhood. I knew I was hooked in from the first moment I saw that boxy cursor of my older brother Commodore 64.
I switched from Logo and Basic to Pascal and electric guitars in High School. I discovered Slackware and fell in love with Linux and Open Source and more broadly with Hacking as a mindset.
While at University I started using regularly C and Java, which were joined over the years by Php, Objective C and Python… and I’ve just bought a Go manual which is on top of my tech books backlog.
While at University I discovered distributed systems under the form of process calculus and concurrency theory. Although under a less theoretical perspective, distributed systems are still nowadays my favourite area of technical expertise.
Over the years, before I knew it, my passion became my full time job. Now I live in Tuscany (Italy), where I graduated in Computer Science (BS & MS) and where I work as Solution Architect for a consulting company.
I like to tease my brain whenever possible, I’m an avid reader expecially of History and Science books.
I love cooking, hiking and taking photographs, you can watch some of my shots on my Flickr photo gallery.