- HOME AUTOMATION
- YOUNG MAKERS (< 18)
- OPEN SOURCE
- 3D PRINTING
- NEW MANUFACTURING
- ENERGY & SUSTAINABILITY
- INTERNET OF THINGS
- MUSIC & SOUND
- RECYCLING & UPCYCLING
- KIDS & EDUCATION
- ARTISANS & NEW CRAFT
- CULTURAL HERITAGE
- WELLNESS & HEALTHCARE
- FASHION & WEARABLES
- FOOD & AGRICULTURE
- 3D SCANNING
- STEAM PUNK
- ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE
We didn't manage to make it a true LASER sword (for now!), but if you are a true Jedi you will want to learn how to build your own SaberLED!
Roberto Lo Giacco, Alessandro Surian, Toni Scotti, Loredana Rosa Uliana, Roberto De Vivo, Annamaria Marini
Born as a software developer, has met the first personal computer at the age of 5: just for gaming, but it didn't take much before the curiosity brought him into programming. The god-like power of commanding something and seeing it executed has been often frustrated by crashes and failures, but that didn't pull him out. Later on, he fell in love with the open source world thankfully to GNU/Linux: a mysterious, CLI based world where you had to compile your own operating system? That's a programmer's heaven! He runs his own startup for a few years but then decided it was time for a different experience: agile and behaviour driven development was the turnaround, showing him what could lie beyond the curtain of project management and contract base relationships.
Electronics, microcontrollers and making stuff, in general, is just a hobby, but a very nerdish one!
Alessandro Surian: 61 years and fresh like a lettuce... When I was 9 my favourite toy was "Meccano" and at 12 I asked for an electric drill, instead of a guitar, as birthday gift... At 14 I built my first radio. From there started my adventure into electronics, mostly oriented to radio comm. My main interest is toward "self made " rather than to use what's available.
My experiences include communication and measures in fields varying from optic fibres, microwaves, short waves, audio waves to sub-audio waves (geophysics analysis). I've always been curious and I still am... it's curiosity that drives us to look further, study, try and build new things, at least new to us!
Toni Scotti: from the Commodore 64 to the development of management systems on Labor and Accounting area both for associations and companies, from CSM and CRM to new challenges in the area of HR administration as a labor advisor. He worked on R&D of technologies and tools aimed at implementing solutions in an open source environment.
Innovation and simplification of processes in business management and life are the leit motive of his studies, research and hobbies.
Loredana Rosa Uliana: more than twenty years experienced in European Funds consulting, national and international social project coordination and evaluation with budgeting and HR responsibilities. Italian labor advisor , speaker and trainer on labor, entrepreneur and Eu funds issues. What’s she doing in this nerds’ team? She keeps them in the sidereal space.
Roberto De Vivo: Born on April 1, 1977 in Rome he earned a Master Degree in Computer Science Engineering from the University of "Tor Vergata"
After his studies he taught Java for the courses IFTS funded by the county of Lazio and sponsored by the University "La Sapienza". Currently he works as a Full Stack Developer, and also as a Tutor inside a consultant company. His main interests concern are Computer Forensics, Machine Learning, Robotics, Algorithms.
Personal hobbies are jogging, reading, movies and travel. His motto is: "Be Curious, Be Humble!"
Annamaria Marini: born in Rome, 50 years old, 3 children. After a start in foreign languages, during the Italian IT boom, she gets into "different" languages and becomes a software developer at 19 yo.
During her various work experiences, she gets into different roles, from Software Analyst to IT Manager going through DB Administrator, Data Analyst, Process Manager and develops a passion for problem-solving.
It's this last aspect driving her to a continuous search for "solutions" in every aspect of day to day life: because of this and her lack of handicraft she defines herself as "Idea Maker", which are then collected and developed by other makers!