The speciality of non specialization
In more detail:
- Twenty years of experience as an ICT professional designing and managing infrastructures and staff activities on Unix/Linux systems, Free/Open source software, with special attention to security and privacy.
- Consolidated background and experience as knowledge and community manager, including experience as a Smart City project manager.
- Involved in interdisciplinar research activity on complex social systems: Open Source communities, communities of practice, language and semiotic systems.
- Several years of experience in teaching.
- As a freelance professional I look for challenging projects with mixed organizational and technological issues.
- I am involved in research
activity as a fellow of research groups, with an interdisciplinary view on the impact of technology on
complex systems regulation, from organisation science to open source communities. My interests range from from cognitive science to hjelmlsevian semiotics and textual analysis, I have taught courses and
contributed to conferences and seminars, mainly on free software/open
source, privacy and other technology impact issues. See my tagmenot.info privacy-by-design project.
- As senior ITC staff member of the University of Padova, I promoted a
Community of Practice (now evolved in the U-Wakes project) to overcome innovation deficit and scattered
knowledge. I also organized a "champions of
innovation" conference or "innovation jam" event that catalyzed the spin-off of innovative projects.
- As a senior system manager, I designed the core systems and led the
ITC staff for a mid-sized university department (~500 nodes). I upgraded
the same infrastructure using free/open source technology whenever
available and designed a high-reliability, low cost servers cluster with
virtualization techniques (Linux Vserver). As a network manager I
designed a reliable, flexible, low cost, vlan-based network architecture
centered on two redundant layer2 core switches paired with redundant
dedicated server-based layer3 routing. More in the projects page.
- As an information security officer, I was responsible for departmental
ITC security and led an university-wide interest group. Previously I made
one of the first (if not the first), network security analysis for the
University of Padova, and discovered unknown vulnerabilities before Bugtraq disclosure (Alcatel PABX 4400). I also
developed an innovative “stigmergic” antispam technique: stixs.
- As a computer history passionate, I organized a track of conferences
on the learning opportunities of historical computing in 2006, 2007, 2008, promoted a Retrocomputing community
(ReFun) and the project for a Computer Science Museum in
Professional activities I'm be glad to be involved in:
- Systems architecture design.
- Classical system and network design, open source software search & procurement, system management.
- consolidation and virtualization.
- email systems, antispam filtering (see also www.zeromx.com)
- design of secure (reliable and resilient) systems and networks
- Free/open source software and collaborative systems:
- licensing issues
- business models and cooperative/collaborative organizational models
- community building
- system administration
- GNU/Linux systems security, firewalling
- Free/Open Source Software
- Research activity: My interest is mainly in regulation of systems. I'll be glad to get involved in research concerning the emergence of regulation from the circular interaction of environment and system components. More in the documents and conferences section.
- Creativity: I occasionally do some Logo Design and QR code creative editing and design. I love photography.