Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Next stop: Cambridge

Last Friday has been my last working day in Onebip, the carrier billing payment platform headquartered in Milan. I leave the best technical team I have ever worked with, who has tackled endless challenges from transitioning to a microservice architecture, to adopting CQRS and Event Sourcing, and testing a large product depending on the integration with 400 mobile carriers.

In May, I will start a new adventure as a Software Engineer in Test at eLife. Located in Cambridge, eLife is an open access journal that publishes scientific articles in the fields of biology and medicine, with the goal of improving the peer review process and accelerating science. As a non-profit organization, it's quite a different context with respect to selling product and services, but indeed a potentially large and positive impact on the world.

Cambridge is a city of research and technology, and welcomes students and scientists, but also software developers like me. Moreover, it's small and peaceful (you can cycle around anywhere), while showing peaks of high technical level. It's the first place where I have been to a study group on the book Structure and Interpretation of Computer Programs, or to a quite good introductions to machine learning talk (and not to Transpile typed ECMAScript without left-pad nor using arrays because you would need a polyfill for that or some other hipster hallucination).
See you on the other side of the Channel...