Piero Giacomelli started playing with computers back in 1986 when he received his first PC (a commodore 64). Despite his love for computers, he graduated in Mathematics, entered the professional software industry in 1997, and started using Java.
He has been involved in a lot of software projects using Java, .NET, and PHP. He is not only a great fan of JBoss and Apache technologies, but also uses Microsoft technologies without moral issues.
He has worked in many different industrial sectors, such as aerospace, ISP, textile and plastic manufacturing, and e-health association, both as a software developer and as an IT manager. He has also been involved in many EU research-funded projects in FP7 EU programs, such as CHRONIOUS, I-DONT-FALL, FEARLESS, and CHROMED.
In recent years, he has published some papers on scientific journals and has been awarded two best paper awards by the International Academy, Research and Industry Association (IARIA).
In 2012, he published HornetQ Messaging Developer's Guide, Packt Publishing, which is a standard reference book for the Apache HornetQ Framework.
He is married with two kids, and in his spare time, he regresses to his infancy ages to play with toys and his kids.