Last 5 days have been amazing. A total quantum leap in a sweet & sour mix of past and future.
Thanks to Codemotion & the great organization of the Alfresco Rome’s meetup by Jeff (as usual!!!) and our partner Sourcesense, I had the opportunity for the 2nd year in a row to go back to my University and be on the other side of the desk! (twice actually, if we count also the Maven SDK quick preso I gave at the meetup).
But it wasn’t only the emotion of talking to young students and experienced software engineers that is giving me this wonderful sense of fulfillment.
And it’s not only seeing that Codemotion (organized by one of my closest friends, Chiara) is growing year after year in relevance & resonance, quality of sponsors and speakers network.
But mostly the fact I had the chance to meet with so many good friends from my academic past and see how sooner or later we will cross again in our professional future. A so much past oriented trip, but still surprisingly focused on discussing the next killer app with the guys…like in the good old college times 🙂
When I finally met one of my ex-professors, Paolo Merialdo, almost “bragging” on how good our generation of engineers (taught by him) is, i.e. that bunch of great engineers that came out of Roma3 University around 2004/2006, I fully understood what I was up to. Re-discovering my roots to leverage them in the making of my future.
And for how great changes happened in my life, and more, even bigger will hopefully come soon, I will always be connected to those guys I studied with in Rome (and now all over the world). Not only by technology, but by a same way of interpreting life, business and daily challenges. Almost like entangled.
And yes, we will finally end up creating our own startup, one it’s going to fail, and then we’ll make another one, and maybe it’s gonna succeed then 🙂
But in substance we will have fully lived the dream of this crazy field we work in.
The dream of who feels capable to build something that will succeed, something that will be remembered, something that might even change the world. Check Liquid Feedback and the whole Italian 5 Star movement to get a hint of what I’m saying.
Talk soon, hopefully with some updates, on where we stand on making the dream come true 🙂