About me

Hi all! I am Davide Polonio, a programmer and devOps engineer. I am born in 1994 and started messing with computers since I was 8 (my first OS was the only and glorious Windows 95), and from there I continued my path to learn about computers and how to break tweak them. I graduated at university of Padova with a master degree in computer science in 2018.

I prefer back-end stuff (I usually end up using Java, Golang, Rust and Bash to gluing stuff around), especially automating releases with Continuous Integration and Continuous Delivery. I create and manage pipelines for Jenkins (and I currently administer Jenkins as well), but I also know other CI systems like Github Actions, Travis CI, Drone CI (or the now clone Woodpecker). I enjoy container technologies, starting from Docker, Podman and going on to orchestrators like Docker Swarm, Kubernetes and Nomad (which I would like to learn more of the lasts two). If I can, I use Infrastructure as Code (IaC) tools like Terraform and Packer to create and maintain infrastructure on cloud providers, like AWS or Scaleway (I also maintain Podman plugin for Packer). Automation is usually my preferred way, since it helps developers focus only on the business product instead of messing with tasks that can be done by a machine. Finally, I am interested in development processes like (but not only) Agile, Scrum, Waterfall. I think the right way to develop a product starts from how you organize your workflow and what processes you put in place in order to keep the development machine going.

I am an open source enthusiast, so when I am able in my free time (or paid time if it is an open source business project) I like to contribute to open source projects and discover new ones. I believe in the added values that open source software (and especially free software) can give respect to closed ones. My dream job would be to contribute to one of the many open source I like full time! 🤩

I’m not only into programming though! I like to practice sport. In particular, I am a black belt Judo and I teach it at the local dojo were I live. I know how to ski from when I was I child, and if possible I enjoy passing some time in the middle of mountains to admire the beauty of nature in winter. Finally, I like to play tabletops games and I enjoy things like table football, billiards, bowling (although I suck at the last one 😅).

If you are interested in getting in touch with me (or to get my resume) you can send me an e-mail (I prefer this way) at davide@poldebra.me or you can contact me through my LinkedIn profile.

Why this website and this blog

As I have already written at the beginning of my first blog post I liked the idea of a place where I can share my thoughts regarding technologies, personal experiences and what not. This blog is open source, and all my content is licensed under CC BY-SA 4.0. The repository can be found either on my personal Gitea instance or on Github (mirrored).