Paolo Corti is based in Rome, Italy. He is an environmental engineer with more than 15 years of experience in the GIS sector. After working with proprietary solutions for some years, he has proudly switched to open-source technologies and Python for almost a decade.
He has been working as a developer and analyst for organizations such as the EU Joint Research Center, UN World Food Program, and the Italian Government.
Currently, he is working within the GeoNode project, for which he is a core developer, in the context of emergency preparedness and response.
He is an OSGeo Charter member and writes a blog on open-source GIS at http://www.paolocorti.net/.
He is the author of the book's chapters 1, 3, 8, and 9.