Alberto Squassabia is a software professional specializing in back-end web engineering. He also teaches computer science part-time for Regis University. Alberto is an active coder (primarily in Scala and Java), architect, and team coach with a broad perspective on software development, which he acquired in academia and in the trenches of real life. He earned his first engineering degree from the University of Bologna in Italy and, in a previous life, he practiced as a civil engineer. After admitting he enjoyed writing number-crunching computer models more than designing dams, he switched careers and then earned an MS degree in Computer Science from Colorado State University. His current technical interests include functional programming, scalability at the enterprise and internet-scale scope, testing, and the challenges of big data and distributed computing.
Teaching and keeping up with developments in his areas of interest help him stay close to fundamental principles, as well as consider computer science from the perspective of what can be done, and what cannot (yet) be done. Working in the industry provides great opportunities for intriguing conversations and challenging assignments to make the possible happen. As part of any team, Alberto enjoys the ensuing camaraderie, brain-picking (as victim or predator indifferently), and the shared sense of purpose. Alberto is a member of the ACM, and is a charter member of the Upsilon Pi Epsilon honor society, Colorado State University chapter.
Profile updated 11/3/16