I work in the IT area as a developer since 2000 to 2005 and as a DBA/DBDeveloper/.net Developer since 2005. This passion started when I was 11 years old, with my wonderful Commodore64. I worked as a web solutions developer (between ASP to the most recent versions of ASP.NET), windows application and services developer with languages C# and VBNet. Starting from 2005 I begun to study the data layer, using SQL Server deeply. I actually work full time as DBA and software developer/architect. I'm a SQL Server MVP since 2008 and also a trainer and speaker, taking sessions on object-oriented programming based on Framework and Microsoft SQL Server. I'm working on Microsoft Azure based environments (both Paas and Iaas) and I'm following the ALM processes of my team (applying SCRUM agile methodology). I'm one of the PASS SQL Saturday organizer in Italy (SQL Saturday Parma is the very first one I've followed). I'm a Microsoft Certified Professional and I was been Microsoft Certified Trainer until April 2015. I manage my two blogs on wordpress and dotnethell.it. I've been a staff member of this community until june 2015 and I replied in the discussions on dotnethell.it forums. You can find me also on SQL Server MSDN italian forums and on StackOverflow. I'm the CTO and Co-Founder of Engage IT Services s.r.l.