My name is Federico Ruggi, I was born in 1990 and I'm a software developer from Italy.
I have a pretty wide experience in many different fields, from firmware development to gaming, from fullstack web development to networking.
I love coding and learning new things: when I face a new challenge I feel like I'm playing with a brand new set of LEGO and my inner kid is happier than ever.
I code (mostly) with VIM on POSIX systems.
I'm a strong supporter of the UNIX philosophy and I'm a great fan of the [suckless manifesto](http://suckless.org/philosophy) (and the whole project itself!).
I've attended Computer Engineering and Physics courses at [Alma Mater Studiorum](https://www.unibo.it) University of Bologna. I've never got a degree because life is strange and shit happens, but someday I'll finish them. In the meantime I've been working for awesome, awesome companies. Some of them are listed below.
I'm great at teaching. It's more of a hobby, actually, but this trait came in pretty useful in my job experience.
If you wanna get in touch, you can find me on Twitter at [@fedruggi](https://twitter.com/fedruggi) or you can drop me an email at myname at this domain.
Live long and prosper!
### ![Karma](https://pbs.twimg.com/profile_images/620668838158409728/kYxhwe65_80x80.jpg) Karma
I'm working as Software Engineer at [Karma Mobility](https://yourkarma.com), travelling between Europe and the US. Here's where I learned to love [Go](https://golang.org). You should check it out.
My responsibilities include our devices firmware development with Go, mostly focused on hardcore networking stuff and QoS. I also work on our amazing microservices backend architecture, playing with Ruby on Rails, Sinatra, and a bunch of other goodies.
I founded a quite ambitious startup with a bunch of friends called [Hello](https://www.facebook.com/hellochatco), aimed to reinvent geospatial communication. It was one of the most creative things I worked on.
I've been working on the mobile backend of the [wiMAN Android app](https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=me.wiman.androidApp), taking care of proximity-awareness, caching, the über-cool realtime Wi-Fi tester and more. I also did some algorithm R&D. Such cool stuff!
### ![Dart](https://i.imgur.com/SQ6CVCc.png) Google Dart divulger
As one of the things I'm most proud of, I've been host and main speaker during various conferences about [Google Dart](https://www.dartlang.org/), collaborating with the big guy Google and amazing GDGs.
Some recordings are available on YouTube. OMG, I was such a fat guy. I lost about 45 kg (~100 lbs, for my dear imperial system-based friends) since then. And **this** is the single thing I'm most proud of.
## What a boring guy. What else?
I love skiing and downhill biking. I play soccer. I like to take [(rarely nice) pictures](https://instagram.com/fedruggi).
I'm a quite decent guitarist. I'm in love with my custom shop Gibson Les Paul Black Beauty. I listen to music all day long, any time, anywhere. Mostly blues, classic rock, and metal. If you like Led Zeppelin, Aerosmith, Guns N' Roses, Def Leppard, or something like that, we can be best friends.
I have the privilege to be among the closest friends of Blake:
Such a badass dog. I've done some doghouse volunteering some years ago.