I’m Riccardo Padovani (he/him), you can find me under @rpadovani here and on Gitlab. I am active on Twitter (@rpadovani93) and I have website where I post a couple of times a year (https://rpadovani.com)
Born and raised in Italy (), moved to Munich, Germany () when I was 23, but if you ask where I am from I’ll answer Europe ( )
I work as Solutions Architect for a small company called Nextbit: we do a lot of data science, and my task is keeping it running. I like to say I am an assistant to a wizard: my colleagues do black magic math, I keep the spectacle running
I started using Gitlab back in '14 with my first job: since then I always had jobs using Gitlab (private or .com), so sometimes I contribute for features I need, or have fun finding security issues and reporting them on HackerOne. I host also all my FOSS projects over .com
I used to travel a lot, hoping it will be possible again soon! Meanwhile, I’m studying German, I cook with my SO, I go out with friends and enjoy local beers Oh, and Formula 1!
I think the two best places to learn something about a software are the manuals and the source code - I often fix small issues in FOSS projects since I am reading the code to understand them better, and I find small improvements