Hi! I'm Lorenzo, an Italian technical journalist formed through years of experience in various Italian publishing enviroments like press agencies, newspapers, blogs, istitutional sites, magazines. My studies in electrical engineering and computer science have made me competent in various areas of information technology. The practice first as IT manager and then as journalist led me to be a good link between the two professions.
A good journalist is rarely a good technician, as well as a computer expert is ardously a good adviser. In my case these two aspects merge. My curiosity leads me to learn every aspect of the matter which I deal with. The passion does the rest. I did not have to wait for the speech of Steve Jobs “to be hungry”. I always have been.
I am so hungry and so insatiable that I stopped working in a newsroom and I chose to be a digital nomad. For a year and a half I lived off the articles that I wrote from anywhere. From the high slopes of Mont Blanc, skiing for a whole winter to the crystal clear beaches of Sardinia, for a long summer, I sent news, analysis and articles thanks to a laptop and a mobile Internet connection.
Today I rediscovered my roots, the deep connections that I have with one of the most beautiful Capital of the World, a city so full of history and curiosity that a curious person like me could not abandon it.
So I started to propose simple solutions to companies that needed to be present on the Internet with an articulated form of digital communication. I then created sites using common CMS (WordPress, Joomla, Drupal), optimizing the code when needed, mostly for sports facilities, bed and breakfast and restaurant.
I am proud to have participated in the copywriting of a startup that sells traditional food products, experimenting with different solutions for e-commerce and that is still growing.
I went back to work in a newsroom, for an economic and finance magazine, but with a work flexibility that allows me to work in the evening as a scuba diving instructor.
In my free time I like to fly in the sky with my paraglider, gliding on the water with my kitesurf and on the snow with my snowboard, letting me being pushed by the wind with my windsurf, or a sailboat when I’m with someone.
I love the projects that are social and 2.0. For this reason I’m an active couchsurfer, I use all of car-sharing programs.
I think that curiosity drives men to knowledge and that it makes him never full of it. So, I’m not full and I’m always waiting for a new work adventure that for me it’s the same of a pleasure trip.
My house is big for me, and sharing my house with other person could fill my relax moment. My guest could have a whole room for him or her, a bathroom, a kitchen, and a big terrace. I'm on the 4th floor and have a car, a scooter in the garage. I've fiber optic Internet connection and VoIP phone for international free call. I've dishwasher, washing machine and tv.
Cooking / shopping
Help in the house
I need an help with my scuba lessons in a local swimming pool. You would not work hard with me, because I'll help you too. Now I've an urgent needing: a girl who do the supervisor at scuba diving exam. I need a girl who speaks english, not italian. It's absolutely not necessary that she knows how to scuba diving. I need her from now to 7 of June.
An entire room with a bed, a bench, a tv, a computer, a printer, an Internet connection (WiFi), a phone (with VoIP). The house also has bathroom, kitchen, living room, a double bedroom and a big terrace. I've a dishwasher, microwave hoven, washing machine, dvd, tv, autonomous heating, iron and free call by VoIP phone.
I live in Rome and the place is one of the best city in the world where you can live. Nothing could miss you in Rome. I will expect that volunteers help me in the daily house working, but that could stay with me like a friend would do. In this way i think that volunteer can benefit the most from a cultural exchange with me.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
You could learn how to scuba diving
Maximum 2-3 hours a day, 2 days a week