I'm a Principal Software Engineer in the R&D department of Elastic (Mountain View, CA). Previously, I worked 11 years at Zend Technologies (Cupertino, CA) contributing to PHP with projects like Apigility, Expressive, Simple Cloud API and Zend Framework. I have been a consultant for international companies such as ADP, Albacom, DHL, Enel, Engineering, Ericsson, FIAT, NIIT, Prisacom, Santander, and more.
I'm an Adjunct Professor at ITS ICT Piemonte, teaching Cloud Services and PHP Programming for backend software development course.
I wrote 7 books about web programming, open source, secure software, and applied cryptography.
I got a B.Sc. honors degree in Computer Science and Economics from the University of Pescara (Italy). I attended NKS 2006 school of Stephen Wolfram at Brown University (USA) and I participated in Big Dive 2013, a postgraduate course in Big Data and Data Visualization.
I'm the co-founder of PHP User Group of Turin, the city where I live with my family. I'm a 100% remote worker since 2008.