Events

A comprehensive list of events I’ve organised, participated as speaker or contributed to.

Startup Europe Awards, Regional assessor
November 2016 @ Catania
Involved as Youth Hub Catania representative, I was one of the six regional assessors in Sicily evaluating the startups who applied to Startup Europe Awards during the first round of selections (regional call).

Linux Day Enna, Speaker
October 22, 2016 @ Formasec, Enna
Speech during the national Linux Day about moving the first steps with Git. Slides here.

Startup Weekend Catania 2016, co-organiser and fund-raising team
October 14-16, 2016 @ Vecchia Dogana, Catania
Record Startup Weekend edition in Catania with 148 participants and 12K Euros raised from sponsors. It was organised by Youth Hub Catania and some volunteers to promote young entrepreneurship and boost cooperations in the ecosystem. Find out more checking the hashtag #SWCatania16 or the Facebook page.

Contamination Lab (CLab), 2016 Edition, Trainer
October 2016 @ CLab, University of Catania
After a partnership between Youth Hub Catania and the University of Catania, we have been asked to contribute their course with 5 lessons on specific startup topics.

GoTech, Speaker
October 7, 2016 @ Rizza High School, Syracuse
An event promoted by the city administration of Syracuse, part of the European project Tech Town (Urbact programme). My speech was about the role of Youth Hub Catania in the Sicilian startup ecosystem.

Hardening Two, Speaker and co-organiser
June 13, 2016 @ University of Catania
OpenDay about understanding Linux hardening. SELinux, GrSecurity, Tomoyo 1.8 and AppArmor were demoed to defend against privilege escalation, backdoor and shellshock.

Google I/O Extended 2016 Catania, Speaker
May 19, 2016 @ University of Catania
Workshop about JavaScript, ES2015 and node.js titled “Hands on: The sexy side of JavaScript (feat. node.js)”.

EYE Enabling Youth Entrepreneurship Support Group Project, Contributor
August 27, 2015 @ Impact Hub Syracuse
Representing EESTEC Catania and contributing to a 24 months research project to uncover the potential of young entrepreneurs across Europe, rethinking the incubation and support processes that could lead them to design, implement and run sustainable ventures. Know more about the project and about the local event (Italian).

Hardening One, Speaker and co-organiser
May 19, 2015 @ University of Catania
OpenDay about security of GNU/Linux-based desktop OSes and today’s edge hardening techniques.

#AppIdee (by Youthub), Moderator/Organizer
2015-Ongoing @ Catania
A series of open events and meetups held in Catania about startups, young entrepreneurship and skill matching.

Summer Entrepreneurship Training (SET), Local Supporter
August 4-10, 2014 @ Catania
An event by ESTIEM Business Booster aimed at promoting and stimulate entrepreneurship among students. It included trainings and a competition between participants. Read more about it here and about 2014 edition here at page 42.

Android Day #2, Organiser
June 6, 2014 @ University of Catania
This second workshop was about teaching the first steps in developing Android apps (not games).

AngularJS Workshop, Organiser
June 3, 2014 @ University of Catania
First-ever workshop about AngularJS in our University.

Android Day #1, Organiser
December 20, 2013 @ University of Catania
Workshop to teach the first steps in Android game development. The event was part of a Europe-wide series to support the Android Competition by EESTEC.