Hi, I’m Luca 🚀
- I manage engineers across three continents at Automattic.
- I mentor dev leads.
- I love hiking, photography, and 3D printers.
I manage a distributed team of engineers across three continents, working on one of the coolest products out there. We help people from all over the world keeping their sites safe, fast, and secure.
I mentor other dev leads, helping them overcoming their challenges, improving performance, and making their teams successful.
I am passionate about technologies that enable people to unleash their potentials, nurture their passions, and live a better life.
After high school, I thought I knew it all, and a few months into college I dropped off to make websites. I spent my twenties pretending I was able to run my freelance business. I was still living with my parents and barely making ends meet.
A pivotal moment happened in 2006 when I moved my site (this blog, actually) to WordPress and started engaging with other bloggers who quickly became friends. A few months later I started getting invitations to tech events across the world and my network grew bigger.
In 2009 I was hired by a startup to run their business in Italy, and the following year I was leading their team of international marketers across 13 countries, in Vienna, Austria.
A few years later I found myself co-founding a startup in Vienna, a photography business, and the local WordPress meetup.
Since 2019 I’ve been leading an engineering team at Jetpack, mentoring other dev leads, and finding new ways to build excellence into our products.
I also love hiking, photography, and 3D printers.
My pronouns are he / him.
My Best Writings
- The Belgian ShuffleIn 2012 I was invited to speak at a conference in Brussels, Belgium. The event was held at the European Parliament building and I was honored toContinue reading “The Belgian Shuffle”
- On Using PronounsWhen I was asked for the first time about my pronouns, I was confused. English is not my first language, so I thought this was one of thoseContinue reading “On Using Pronouns”
- The living room effect: virtual togetherness<< Dead? What do you mean dead? >> Herbert was no more. A phone call broke the news, on a cold Sunday morning. Herbert and I wentContinue reading “The living room effect: virtual togetherness”
- From Good to Great: the One Piece of Advice on Public Speaking by Carmine GalloCarmine Gallo is a three-time Wall Street Journal bestselling author, internationally popular keynote speaker, Harvard instructor, and leadership advisor for the world’s most admired brands. Carmine Gallo’sContinue reading “From Good to Great: the One Piece of Advice on Public Speaking by Carmine Gallo”
- The Art of Letting Things Go“Do you really want to go?” He asked. We had been in that room for four and a half hours. He had pulled every rabbit out ofContinue reading “The Art of Letting Things Go”