I'm Riccardo. I enjoy new challenges and learning new things. Furthermore, I'm an incurable optimist who loves implementing tools to enable people to work on their goals, and finding solutions to hard problems.
Currently, I’m working on Google Distributed Cloud Hosted (GDCH), Google’s digital sovereignty vision for Europe, helping our partners to support public-sector customers and commercial entities to address data residency and strict security and privacy requirements.
I earned a Master’s Degree in Computer Science, graduating from Technische Universität München, with a focus on Security Engineering and Language Theory.
My daily job
As a Cloud Infrastructure Engineer, I am focusing mainly on helping our partners running GDCH, providing custom support, training, and technical expertise.
A big part of my passion, and my knowledge, of IT related topics, is due to open-source. I started contributing to Ubuntu when I was young, becoming quickly a Ubuntu member. I wrote different apps for Ubuntu for Phones, including 100 Balls, Discerning Duck, and Falldown.
Nowadays, the huge majority of my contributions go towards GitLab, being them code patches, issues, advocacy, or simple support on StackOverflow or the GitLab forum. Following all the contributions, I have been recognized as a GitLab Hero.
As RMS said, hacking means exploring the limits of what is possible, in a spirit of playful cleverness.
I like breaking things to understand how they work, and hacking exercises, of course, a considerable appeal to me. Among the other things, sometimes I have fun reporting security issues on different websites. You can find a report of my 2019’s activity on in this blog post. An always up-to-date source of my activity can be found on HackerOne.
The rest of my life
While my online-persona is quite focused on C.S. related stuff, I have an entire life out of the internet, with a funny Italian accent, enjoying life with my S.O. in Munich. If you want to know me better, just drop me an email, and if you are ever in Bavaria, let’s have a beer!
Find me on LinkedIn or just say
Hello at [email protected].