About I am currently the president of Biodec Srl., an ICT service provider which, since its foundation in 2003, has chosen to use only free or open-source software. More information at http://www.biodec.com
I have a Ph.D. in Chemistry (the computational variant) and I have been involved in R&D (computational chemistry, bioinformatics) for a substantial part of my professional life .
As a side effect, my activities often brought me into (hard, face-first) contact with parallel and distributed computing, monitoring, virtualization, automated deployment, configuration management , turning me into a system engineer too.
* IT infrastructures & automation.
* Scientific computing.
* Applied R&D in...