About me

I have taught math and science literally to all levels, from elementary school to university, always tailoring the level of the exposition and expectations to the audience, and I have genuinely enjoyed my role as mentor. This has strongly developed the skill of putting myself in the learner's shoes, allowing me to craft good documentation and written resources, as well as taking extra care in written communication.

I hold a BSc in Applied Mathematics and a MSc in Computer Science.
Currently living in Stockholm 🇸🇪, I previously lived in Italy 🇮🇹, Ireland 🇮🇪 and Spain 🇪🇸.
I love playing ping pong 🏓 and the piano 🎹, as well as hiking🏃, inline skating 🛼 and yoga🧘! Or at least, these are the interests that stuck, but I am often trying out new things!

I wrote IT news and tutorials for years on MegaLab.it (over 800 pieces); My SourceForge page contains my early, terrible works (web related projects such as The Uploader; malware removal tools such as Bagle Restore). In later years my focus shifted towards WordPress plugins: several of them are freely available; a freemium one (Post Pay Counter) is active on 75+ countries. My GitHub page contains recent/active projects. In summer 2018 I was an intern at Automattic (VIP division), the leading WordPress company (powering WordPress.com, Jetpack and a lots of well-known stuff). If you would like to hire me for a project, get in touch!

As a teenager I took photography classes and fell in love with light (Flickr). I also like blablaing on my YouTube channel about books and cultural topics. In 2014, I represented Italy at the International Public Speaking Competition (see my speech).

I hold a BSc in applied mathematics, with a thesis about the Hilbert curve and its application in turning an image into a sequence of sounds (see 3blue1brown's excellent video). I also hold a MSc in Computer Science, with a curriculum focused on cyber security; cryptography in particular, which has also been the topic of my master thesis at IMDEA Software Institute in Madrid, under the supervision of Dario Fiore. I have been playing around with malware throughout my teen years and that interest stuck. In October 2019 I started a PhD in ice sheets-ocean modeling at the Mathematics Department of Stockholm University (Computational Mathematics division) under the supervision of Josefin Ahlkrona.

I have been working as a math teacher/educator in several contexts. In 2015 I founded Il Piacere di Scoprire (The Pleasure of Findings Things Out), a not-for-profit to help kids discover the world through science experiments in a fun, practical and intuitive way. We went around doing workshops with kids and also provide online material for teachers and everybody (Italian only). In 2016 I started Quick Math Intuitions, where I share my personal intuitions of math/science topics. In recent years I have taught at university level.

A fellow table tennis player, yoga pupil and piano hobbist, I love reading, writing, hiking and just going around.