Giuseppe Palestra

Technical Writer

I have a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science and Digital Communication, I have a Master’s Degree in Computer Science with honors and a postgraduate Master’s Degree in ‘Development and Management of High Performance Data Center for Scientific Computing’.

I received my PhD degree in Computer Science in 2017 from the “A. Moro” University of Bari. My research was focused on Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Computer Vision. I attended several advanced training courses, summer schools and conferences. I taught ‘Web technologies’, ‘Advanced web 2.0 programming’, ‘System administration’ and ‘Software Project Management’ at the University of Salento.

I have written more than 20 scientific publications and two books. I like to write technical texts and manuals, I do it with passion and I hope to do it for a long time.

I worked on various European projects in Italy and abroad. They were concerned with technologies to improve people’s lives, including the SARACEN project (Socially Assistive Robots for Autistic Children Education), of which I was the principal investigator. Since then, I have been working on social robotics, robots that are useful to people, and AI. In 2016, I co-founded an innovative start-up that deals with AI and with which I won several awards.

I have always followed the activities of the Digital Team. Convinced that the activities of the Team can really change the future of our country, I applied for the role of Tech Writer.

I was born in Martina Franca (TA) and I have always lived in Puglia, more specifically in Bari, Lecce and Taranto. I used to play Space Invaders on my father’s 8088 when I was three, and I owe a lot of my passion for computer science to him. At the age of six I wrote Basic programs on my Commodore 64, but now I write everything in LaTeX, reST, C++ and Python. I started using GNU/Linux from the early versions of Fedora and I am now contributing to its community as an Ambassador.

Start Date: October 23, 2017

End Date: July 31, 2018

Period Provided: until September 16, 2018

Annual Compensation: € 60,000

Approved by the Court of Auditors: November 30, 2017

Last update: 08/08/2018
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