A few words about me
Hi! I'm Giacomo, a freelance full-stack software developer from Italy.
Nowadays I specialize in developing services in Node.js on Google Cloud Platform. I am also pretty familiar with Clojure and its ecosystem. If you need to target the Java Virtual Machine, I can help.
Here are a few talks I gave at conferences and Meetups.
Cloud Tasks: best practices and lessons learnedGiven in 🇬🇧 @ DevFest GDG Cloud Milano 2023 on 2023/10/31 | Link
In this talk I described how Cloud Tasks works, highlighted its differences with Cloud Pub/Sub, and suggested a few guidelines to adopt when creating tasks and monitoring queues. I gave this talk at DevFest GDG Cloud Milano 2023.
Data visualization con Python: teoria e praticaGiven in 🇮🇹 @ Python Firenze on 2020/02/06 | Link
In this presentation I gave at Python Firenze I talked about the fundamentals of data visualization (visual perception, tidy data, the grammar of graphics) and showed many examples fo various type of charts in Altair.
High Performance Data Analysis with big HDF5 files in PythonGiven in 🇬🇧 @ PyData Munich on 2017/12/18 | Link
In this tutorial I gave at PyData Munich I showed how to load the entire NYC Taxi & Limousine Commission dataset into an HDF5 dataset, analyze it with pandas and PyTables, and visualize it using Datashader.
ℹ️ — I keep track of all of my talks in this GitHub repo, where you can find links to the relevant material for each talk.
I like both surf skating and inline skating. I try doing either one of the two at least 3 times a week. I also have an all-terrain electric skateboard. It's pretty cool.
⚠️ — Always wear a helmet when you ride. I love helmets.