Piero Giacomelli graduated with a degree in Mathematics and entered the professional software industry in 1997, starting out with Java. He has been involved in lots of software projects using Java, .NET, and PHP. He is a master of JBoss and Apache technologies, but also likes using various Microsoft-based technologies.
He has worked in many different industrial sectors, both as a software developer and as an IT manager, including Aerospace companies, ISP providers, textile and plastic manufacturing and e-health associations. He has also been also involved in many EU research-funded projects inside the FP7 EU programme like CHRONIOUS, I-DONT-FALL, FEARLESS and CHROMED. He has published some papers in many scientific journals and has been awarded two Best Paper Awards given by the International Academy Research and Industry Association (IARIA).
His book "HornetQ Messaging Developer’s Guide" which was published by Packt in 2012, is the industry standard reference book for the Apache HornetQ Framework.