Category Archives: Italy

Ops, they did it again (NodeJS in Italy)

Who are “they”? They are the guys from <WEBdeBS> 

What did they do? They set-up the first Italian event about NodeJS, and not only to be honest, but this is another story… so coming back on track I want to talk about the italian NodeJS Conference in Brescia (saturday 24th September 2011).


Ah, ok! Really, cool! But wait… What is NodeJS? In few words, it’s event-driven I/O server-side JavaScript environment based on V8, the Google’s open source Javascript Engine used inside Google Chrome,  but I really don’t think I can introduce NodeJS better than the guys who made and who are running it, so please take a look at the official site: NodeJS

NodeJS, NoSQL, and so on… they are quite the hottest buzzwords at the moment, but with some good reasons behind, and the most important thing is that this was an event “for real”, so an open discussion about how people used, is using and will use these technologies and want to share their experiences with the audience. I liked it, in the same way I did the NoSQLDay some months ago, cause I like the hands-on, practical, direct presentations. Perhaps these presentations are not so sparkling,  shining or whatever like the ones that we’re becoming used to while attending the big technical events (technical? or media events? ), but I feel more comfortable trying to understand how the stuff is actually working “under the hood”, and if it can be useful for me.

So.. How was it? Nice and interesting also if I’m still only playing with NodeJS instead of actually working with it, this event was interesting and quite enlightening. All the sessions was held in English, by good speakers from quite all Europe, who shared their own experiences or projects. And this made me think: is the italian IT market so old-fashioned and so slow on adapting the new technologies? I, sadly, have to say yes. Sad smile

On the other side, thanks to a nice community, and guys like <WEBdeBS>’ crew, I think something also here is moving.

So.. stay tuned. Winking smile



Community Tour: Torino 2 The Revenge!

Next Tuesday, 10th May 2011, Torino Technologies Group & will hold the Torino’s event of the Microsoft and Community Tour 2011.

After the amazing previous event (related to the Microsoft and Community Tour 2010), that was also the first for us, we will have another occasion to meet each other and to discuss the new technologies in the Microsoft’s world.CloudPower

This time, I will talk a bit about the exciting new world of the Cloud Computing, introducing the Windows Azure Platform and how to develop your own application leveraging the Microsoft “Cloud power”.

So… see you in Turin, at Holiday Inn Turin – Corso Francia.

The event will be all in Italian (maybe also in piemontese Open-mouthed smile, our local language). For more information see also the Linkedin Event and to register simply click on the top left image or here.

A clear picture of the actual situation in Italy…


I don’t know if they did it on purpose. In any case at the picture on the left you can see what I was reading at the home page of one of the biggest Italian newspaper.

This stack of news is really the best summary of my homeland situation now: on a side the cost of life for the normal people is becoming higher, with no particular reason (the fuel price is growing while the oil cost is going down, the service price is becoming every day more expensive despite the fact that the service level is always the same, quite crappy, or going worse) and on the other side the politicians are only concerned about their own problems, talking and talking, arguing with each other without taking care about anything outside the “Palace”.

No comment… Sad smile

V-Day: 8th september, I was there..

 And like me a lot of people trying to protest against italian politicians.

Scandalous, like every day, the media’s handling about this big event. So few, and sometimes nothing, news about this event!!

I think will need another V-Day against our journalist!! smile_baringteeth