I’m married with Alice and father of Federica and Francesco. I love running, hiking, and skiing.
In 2014, together with a few friends, I founded Coderdojo Verona. The CoderDojo movement believes that an understanding of programming languages is increasingly important in the modern world, that it’s both better and easier to learn these skills early, and that nobody should be denied the opportunity to do so. To that end, the Coderdojo movement has built a global network of free, volunteer-led, community-based programming clubs for young people. Anyone aged seven to seventeen can visit a Dojo where they can learn to code, build a website, create an app or a game, and explore technology in an informal, creative, and social environment. The pictures below are a clear example of that!
Coderdojo is also an opportunity to travel! Below on the left, you can se my daughter Federica in the Alcide de Gasperi room at the European Parliament in Brussels, trying to explain the fundamentals of programming to Eva Paunova, bulgarian MP (2015). On the right, you can see her presenting her project at the Coolest Projects Awards in Dublin (2016). Still below, Federica with Camilla presenting their Twisteys platform in Taibon Agordino (a tiny tiny village in the province of Belluno) and in Milan, for the Coolest Project Awards Milano.
She was not the only kid of Coderdojo Verona in all these events, but these pictures are clearly my favorite.
My involvement with the Coderdojo movement started after I visited Coderdojo Trento. I occasionally cooperate with them, mostly by acting as their liaison with the University of Trento.
Coderdojo Verona and Coderdojo Trento cooperate with several associations whose goal is to promote the digital culture. To this end, I’m a co-founder of Villaggio Digitale and CoderDolomiti; but we also cooperate with Verona Fablab.