About

My name, as you already have guessed, is Michele Bologna.

How to properly pronounce my name

If you are familiar with the International Phonetic Alphabet, my name is pronounced as [miˈkeːle boˈloɲːa]

Check out the correct pronunciation of my name with IPA Reader or using Forvo: my first name and my last name.

Occupation and interests

My main area of interest falls in software engineering and software architecture. I write software for fun and for a living.

I am a passionate open-source contributor.

I hold a Master’s Degree in Computer Software Engineering (summa cum laude) from the University of Bergamo. I also spent a year as a visiting researcher at the University of California, Los Angeles in the Computer Science department.

Why this website?

This site contains posts/rants in English or in Italian. Newest posts will be in English, although some exceptions are intentional. Older posts will likely be written in Italian.

This website started as a test in 2007. I was playing around with Apache, PHP, MySQL, and WordPress. I was interested in learning how the pieces fit together and do some experiments. After good feedback from the audience, I decided to continue my experiments by keep writing on this website because:

  • It is a personal and searchable knowledge library. It is a way to document everything I find interesting for my future self. I also think that can be useful for someone else. This is why I am sharing it publicly.
  • It is an informal portfolio: it shows what I am interested in and my thinking process: everything that deserves a post will be published
  • It is a good writing exercise: I strongly believe that communication is key (hence my motto: “Listen to understand, speak to be understood”). By writing on this website I can keep this skill sharpened.
  • It allows me to learn and exercise my technical skills: it is a side project that is constantly evolving. It started with a managed instance of Apache. Now I am terraforming the whole infrastructure in the cloud to deploy this website in a scalable Kubernetes architecture.

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Licensing

Everything published here is produced by Michele Bologna and licensed under Creative Commons license unless specified otherwise.

Disclaimer

The postings on this site are my own and DO NOT represent my employer/the company I work for or any other past/present/future employer positions, strategies, or opinions.