We continue our series of portraits with Fen, one of our software engineers. He is working closeley with Alva - the Smart Grid AI Twin. Alva supports distribution grid operators to transition towards a smarter grid and to accelerate the energy transition. Thanks for taking the time to answer Fen!
Fen: Ciao! I’m a Software Engineer at DataThings.
Fen: I’m currently working on the development of an application in the energy sector and more specifically on Alva - a map web-based tool that helps operating and managing energy grid systems.
Fen: I work mainly on GreyCat , which is the language/framework created at DataThings, but I’m exposed to other languages as well.
Fen:I would say that the people I’m working with, they are very nice and competent, and everyone has a different background which is very interesting and inspiring.
Fen: Mostly relaxed, there are a few moments that are more formal.
Fen: Honestly, I think that the experiences I had when I was student delegate at university had a bigger impact on me than all the work experiences combined, in terms of how to approach and interact with people.
Fen: On site, but flexibility is always appreciated.
Fen: I’m from Rome, Italy.
Fen: This question feels more serious than previous ones to me hahaha, hard to choose, but I’ll go for pizza al taglio.
Fen: Between the two, mountains. But I really like to visit new cities.
Fen: I started my studies in Industrial Engineering (UCBM, Rome) where I discovered programming in one of the classes, and I loved it. I decided to try and go for this direction by getting a job as software developer after my bachelor in IT (GFT, MIlan). I continued my studies by taking a MSc in Computer Graphics, Vision and Imaging (UCL, London), then I worked as cloud & data engineer (BIP, Rome) for 2 years while doing a II level master in Cloud & Data Architecture (PoliMi, Milan/remote).
Fen: I think I play more attackers, but I’m not better in terms of results :D I’m usually more “brute force” but I’m practicing for more ball control and “mean diagonal attacks” haha
Fen: I take the tram + some good walking
Fen: I’m into photography and I like to explore good design, any type :)
Fen: During the interviews, the feeling I had about the people and the environment was quite good, and also, I wanted to work in a new country, so DataThings was a great opportunity.
Fen: What are you waiting for? Come have fun with us and tell us your story.
Fen: Directly from my phone:😂 🥲 😁
Fen: I still have to find the perfect place honestly, so far I like the city center.
Are you passionate about machine learning, AI, and software engineering? Do you like to code and work on hard problems? Are you determined and motivated to find the best possible solutions? And above all you are a great teams player? We are looking forward to hearing from you!