Software Engineer (Research and Development) at RIPE NCC
August 2013 - present (Netherlands)
My role is to Research and Develop useful web applications for the daily "Internet administration" process.
I'm collaborating in the RIPEstat project (the largest Internet data resource) and RIPE Atlas project (the largest Internet measurement network).
As a researcher, my objective is to study the real use cases and to find clear, complete, and condensed visualizations for the data.
As a developer, I have to fit this visualizations in cross-browser totally client-side widgets, paying great attention to usability, quality of the code, evolvability, architectural decisions, and performances.
The RIPE NCC is one of five Regional Internet Registries (RIRs) providing Internet resource allocations, registration services and coordination activities that support the operation of the Internet globally.
RIPEstat is a web-based interface that provides everything you ever wanted to know about IP address space, Autonomous System Numbers (ASNs), and related information for hostnames and countries in one place.
Research Collaborator at Roma Tre University
January 2012 - July 2013 (Italy)
Researched data correlation and data visualization approaches, facing challenges related to client and server side performances on large amounts of data.
Designed and developed many visualization tools, including BGPlay.js, the leading web application for visualizing BGP evolving networks.
Projects: BGPlay.js, TPlay, BGPlay3D
BGPlay has been integrated in RIPEstat in May 2013 and presented by me during the RIPE 66 meeting
. You can find the presentation (pdf + video) here
Freelance web developer and system administrator
2005 - 2012
Requirements analysis and development of web sites, content management systems, and
e-commerce. Administration and hardening of in production Linux servers, virtual servers, and databases.
Integration of software/services (COTS) and interaction with third-party hardware (e.g. barcode readers/writers).
Owner of a streaming platform for business customers.
Intern at Business-e S.p.a. (ITWAY Group Company)
June 2009 - December 2009 (Italy)
Analysis and development of a tool supporting IT security experts during penetration tests.
The tool learns and visually suggests probable vulnerabilities.