The main topic is… What is impossible?
Your main job is the impossible.
The impossible is my job: but has to become yours!
Gianni Degli Antoni (gda), professor, mentor, genius.
Enjoy his very own words and discover who gda really was in the brief video below (italian):
While the internet overflows with anecdotes, memories and gratitude, and while traditional media doesn’t give a damn, this is what I feel like writing after gda, my beloved professor, mentor and friend Gianni Degli Antoni, left us (Saturday April 9th 2016) .
Yes, gda, the father of Italian computer science. This is how many have defined him to be, and I can testify it to be true, actually it would be more appropriate to remember him as father of many Italian IT companies, his true obsession. Also because he did so much more, in so many other fields. For example, myself.
My father told me that the first time I “met” him I was only a few months old, as they both walked with their children in their strollers at the park in Piazza Leonardo da Vinci in Milan, between the Polytechnic Institute and the Mathematics faculty.
Yes, my father, who back then was a working student in mathematics, the same man who thirty years earlier developed his senior thesis with gda, thirty years before me, graduating in mathematics with a major in computer science.
The very same man who sent me to Gianni to help me with my “scholastic orientation”… at 17, when honestly I was “oriented” on a whole lot of anything but school.
I remember it as if it was yesterday, while I was waiting for my turn, he spoke calmly on the phone and at the end of the conversation he looked at me glowingly and said: “It was a super pissed off American soldier. He said that the guys of our department have hacked their system: it’s amazing!” [Read more…]