2⁴ years of programming

One of the dreams I always had since I was a child was to learn to program. On February 27th, 1997, after an ordinary middle school day, I was reading my Technical Education book. Looking through the pages, a topic caught my attention: “Developing with QBasic”. Sixteen (2⁴) years ago, aged 12, I discovered programming.

The first code I ever wrote was very similar to the following.

phrase$ = "Hello World!"
LOCATE 13,40
PRINT phrase$

November updates

Well, it’s November. We definitely need to update our profiles to let you know what’s going on.

You might have noticed that our logo has changed, since two of us moved to other countries. Marco shifted from Beijing, China to London, UK and Stefano from Como, Italy to Lisbon, Portugal. While Marco joined TATA Consultancy Services, India’s largest IT company, Stefano joined the AI research group from Universidade Nova de Lisboa. On the other side of the planet, Valerio officially started his PhD in Hong Kong.

I graduated in March and started my PhD at Universität Leipzig in July. Recently, I resumed to play frequently and celebrated my first academic publication.