Working it out under pressure

European Parliament - Day 4. The morning briefing: accepting online users registrations for an event due next Monday. I decide to build an interactive minisite with no established dev workflow and with the need for code to be reusable for more of structurally similar minisites. I coordinate the content team while writing a modular HTML/JS layout importing CSS resources from a personal host, injecting JS via a Drupal code field. We made it on time, with a view to start drafting a permanent solution on the next production meeting.

Latest Projects

  • Cookie Toggler: module allowing per-type cookie toggling in Prestashop
  • No Trailing Slash: commercial module refining Prestashop's default routing system
  • Filterify: jQuery/Bootstrap data filtering and instant search
  • Collide: a JS 2D collision system using custom symbols in the input file
  • Py-Games: a collection of classics remixed in Python

Education

Università Di Roma "La Sapienza" · 2010

BA Philosophy, 2:1

Theoretical Philosophy · Art Hermeneutics · Value Theory · Logic · Information Systems

London School of Journalism · 2011

PgDip Journalism

Communication Design · Publishing · Content Marketing · Media Ethics

Mentions

  • Among the "42 work life wizards from 12 countries" contributing to How to Create Digital Innovation, a book by S. Dieffenbacher and E. Obogeanu-Hempel (2018).
  • Pre-screened by Stanford University for the LEAD programme (2018) and by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) for the Sloan fellowship MBA programme (2017).

Volunteering

  • Privately tutored web communications professionals on front end web design principles.
  • Reviewed and rebalanced a number of professionals' CVs and advised them on career's decisions.
  • Controlled stream of beneficiaries in food distribution sessions at local charity.

Work Experience

Reverse Studio
Reverse Studio

Project Manager April 2018 - current

  • Wrote and evaluated technical and legal (GDPR) specs for small-to-medium LAMP and mobile stack projects.
  • Produced insights on visual artifacts and web app components, optimising existing assets and opening perspectives for their marketability.
  • Acted as the time/costs planning and technical reference in small-to-medium LAMP stack projects.
  • Advised on staff and workflows, mentored one junior web designer and appropriately sandboxed him across the PRE and PROD environments.
  • Managed the IT capabilities and electronic assets.

Full Stack Web Developer November 2016 - current

HTML CSS Sass Javascript jQuery PHP MySQL Symfony Drupal Prestashop Wordpress GIT Gulp Webpack

European Parliament
European Parliament

Project Manager April 2015 - August 2016 (1.5 years)

  • Co-managed a 75k yearly budget: optimised distribution of web editing and web development tasks between internal team and external contractors, saving 88% in monthly costs.
  • Coordinated up to 10 people (colleagues in Communications with IT and Finance departments; stagiaires), setting up concurrent processes with a 5 hrs constraint.
  • Developed the Trendsetter web app, designed multiple UX flows, contributed to the Drupal website codebase, developed interactive wireframes of satellite websites and MailChimp templates.
  • EN-IT, IT-EN, FR-IT and IT-FR translations for articles and videos.
  • Wrote tweets in IT and EN.
  • Negotiated resold domains.

HTML CSS Javascript jQuery PHP GIT Drupal Illustrator Copywriting

European Central Bank
European Central Bank

Project Manager trainee February 2015 – April 2015 (3 months)

Accessed all functional layers of ECB’s proprietary CMS. Rewrote plugins and co-wrote initial pseudo code to optimise 95% of 100,000 pages efficiently.

  • Inspected "Euro" game’s code and negotiated many zero-cost fixes.

HTML CSS Javascript jQuery GIT Illustrator

Europol
Europol

UX Manager trainee January 2014 – June 2014 (6 months)

Assisted the resident UX Manager and contributed to intranet strategy liaising with software test engineers.

  • Proposed and crafted a cross-media email layout, reaching mobile internal staff.
  • Created European Commission’s "Universal Message Format" logo, designed icons and 3D planimetries.

HTML CSS Sass Illustrator

European Parliament
European Parliament

Project Manager trainee May 2013 – August 2013 (4 months)

Coordinated internal and external stakeholders, refactored website templates to accommodate multiple content views, wrote user guides.

  • Coordinated the team with external web engineers, redesigning and deploying website.

HTML CSS Copywriting

Regione Emilia Romagna
Regione Emilia-Romagna

Digital Developer October 2008 - August 2013 (4.9 years)

Web and graphic design for several cultural programmes, coordinating seasonally with 2 external print facilities for technical specs.

  • Designed and set up 3 portals and several one-page websites.
  • Wrote a sample included in the "Culture, Web and Social Network" internal training.

HTML CSS Wordpress Joomla Photoshop Illustrator

Freelance
Freelance

Founder, Coordinator Oct 2001 - September 2015 (13.9 years)

Founded magazines, developed websites for EU projects and digital agencies, edited content, pitched in featured stories and reviews.

  • Incubated, managed, edited and wrote for 2 online magazines with a staff of up to 12 each.
  • Managed digital media presence for € 5m blockbuster and hired a digital media assistant.
  • Published one featured story on travel magazine Italy Magazine.

HTML CSS Javascript jQuery Angular PHP Python MySQL Wordpress Illustrator Photoshop Copywriting InDesign