Lorenzo Villani

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If you don’t know anything about computers, just remember that they are machines that do exactly what you tell them but often surprise you in the result.

– Richard Dawkins, The Blind Watchmaker

Personal Details

Location Livorno Area, Italy
Mail lorenzo@villani.me
Web http://lorenzo.villani.me


† Beginner.


Work Experience

Software Developer at Develer

March 2013 - Present

Software developer at Develer, a software consultancy firm based in Italy. Worked both alone and in small teams. Self-guided. Worked remotely, at the office and at client’s premises.

Key roles and personal achievements:

Co-Founder and Android Director at Kiwi S.r.L.

2010 - 2013

Lead the development of the application, implemented features and created supporting tools and frameworks. Helped the company pivot from an iOS-only approach to a client-server cross-platform architecture, in order to expand the user base. Made technical choices about the server platform, set coding standards and adopted Agile development processes. For a while handled the simultaneous development of both the server and Android app before switching to focus exclusively on Android.

Summer of Code Student at Google

April 2008 - September 2008

Worked on the Kexi project (a FLOSS alternative to Microsoft Access, part of the Calligra office suite) to make data entry forms available over a Web interface. The server side component was developed in C/C++ using the Qt and Pion frameworks.


Other Experience

Open Source Project Lead at just-install

April 2013 - Present

Simple Windows package manager first written in Python, then re-written in Go to simplify deployment. Built a small community around the project by marketing the tool via a website and Gitter.

Ambassador and Contributor at Fedora Project

2008 - 2010

Packaged half a dozen applications as RPM. Participated in the KDE SIG. Presented the Fedora project at various events.


University of Florence

2010 - (Dropout)

ISCED 5, Computer Science


Liceo Scientifico Guido Castelnuovo

2004 - 2009

ISCED 3, Sciences


Language Understanding Speaking Writing
Italian Native Native Native
English C2 C1 C1
French A2 A2 A2
German A1 A1 A1

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