I am an environmental engineer based in Rome, Italy. I have 15+ years of experience in the GIS field: after working with proprietary solutions for some years, I proudly switched to open source technologies and Python since almost a decade. I have been working as a software architect, developer and analyst for organizations such as UN World Food Programme, EU Joint Research Centre and the Italian Government.
Currently I am working within the GeoNode project, for which I am a core developer, in the context of emergency preparedness and response.
I am an OSGeo Charter member and a member of the pyCSW PSC. I am co-author of the PostGIS Cookbook, and write a popular blog on open source geospatial technologies at http://www.paolocorti.net