About the author

Hello! I’m Marcello Barnaba, an Italian computer nerd, born on April, 11th 1981, currently located in Bari, Italy .

My interests range from Software Development to Computer Networks and Security, from Maths to Physics and Astronomy, Sociology… more generally, anything that’s Science related. I do not endorse faith-related thinkings, and I’m hardly capable of remembering something if I haven’t fully grasped the inner workings of a system (of any kind).

I could define myself as a strong follower of the Hacker culture and its way of thinking and open-mindness, but I regret being referred to as a Computer Hacker, because I know that “my wisdom is limited to an awareness of my own ignorance” (Socrates’ principle).

I may be referred to as a Geek or Nerd, and I’m very proud of it :).

I’m a strong advocate of the Open Source Movement and Culture , I try to spend efforts in Open Source software whenever possible – check out my github account .

I write code in many programming languages, I used to spend a lot of time with Ruby , until 2021, and currently I code mostly in Python, golang, rust, and whatever tool fits the bill. I used to write software also in C, C++, Perl, PHP and Erlang.

I’ve used to work for more than 10yrs for a specialized agency of the United Nations, IFAD , before switching and becoming a satisfied Production Engineer at Meta (formerly known as Facebook, inc) and currently holding the role for almost two years.

I’m a proud father of two wonderful kids, Alessandro and Orlando, currently 3yrs and 2yrs old, the only reason to stay up at night beside writing code ;-).

I travel around for work/technology/security conferences and SCUBA diving , taking photos, writing diaries and enjoying life – that’s too short to wonder why :). I also tweet and share stuff on the interwebs.

Have a good time here on sindro.me !

~Marcello – vjt@openssl.it