Hacking · Quid
Nowadays, for most people, a hacker is a programmer. This definition is not entirely accurate. A hacker is before everything an individual who seeks to solve problems, sometimes complex, by finding the simplest possible way. Hacking is about being innovative and creative whenever a problem has to be solved. Computer languages are therefore tools and not the very function of the hacker.
Note that hackers often have a pejorative image, mainly due to media that tend to mix up crackers and hackers. Hacking is a culture, or even a community, whose common values are "open source", "net neutrality", democracy and a fairly libertarian view of society, while crackers are often wannabe hackers who use existing applications to break into systems. To quote Eric S. Raymond, hackers build things while crackers break them.
Certainly due to my training as a microeconomist, the vast majority of my works as a hacker tend to share a common denominator, id est human interactions within online environments. I'm especially interested in two dimensions of the latter interactions. The first dimension is mostly quantitative and is related to the flows of interactions occurring online while the second dimension is more qualitative and deals with the intrinsic features of e-interactions. To be concise and less abstractly, (i) I think of and develop systems that encourage and improve trust online (also known as eTrust) - a crucial determinant of every human interaction - and (ii) I create and modify user interfaces of online platforms seeking so to increase the productivity attached to every interaction.
At the risk of sounding both naive and simplistic, I firmly believe that the Internet is one of the most efficient means to deal with present and future challenges faced by the Human society as long as we encourage, guarantee and develop a neutral and open network.
Interests & Life Goals
The Internet of Things represents IMO the most natural and promising way of blurring further the borders between online and offline interactions. I'm really keen in developing tools and platforms that will rest on those technologies in order to simplify our lives. Besides, I'm also planning to go to Mars one day and to participate in the development of the first mass-produced humanoid robot ;-)
In constant evolution.
Feel free to visit my Github profile to find out what I'm working on right now.
January 2013 – now
Online Reputation Made Portable. Under development.
February 2011 – now
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