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Welcome to my place on the Internet. This is meant as a place for advertising my professional credentials and showcase the things I have worked on or I am currently working on .
But first, let me introduce myself:
I am currently working as Data Architect at the University of Melbourne in Australia for the AURIN project - Department of Computing and Information Systems. I have been working on GIS, IT and Statistics since graduating in Statistics (1991), first as an ESRI employee, then (since 1997) as a free-lance consultant. During all these years I have developed numerous software applications, most of them web-based (see the Showcase). I applied my software development skills to these fields:GIS, Statistics, Data Warehousing (MIS, if you like the old nomenclature). More details can be found in the (abridged) CV page.
I worked in Italy and abroad, mainly joining Technical Assistance projects in various developing/transition countries (Albania, Bulgaria, Kosovo, Mongolia, Turkey), Nigeria, Kyrgyzstan for different donors (European Union, World Bank, Asian Development Bank).
As time passed, I come to follow some principles in my approach to doing what was requested to me, these best practices are summed up in the My (professional) Creed page
I am a committer in a couple well-known open-source projects (GeoTools/GeoServer, Apache Cocoon) and started a couple small projects of my own (see Projects) but I am not into religion wars or FLOSS bigotry.
The precious little time I am left with when not working is soaked up by my family, but I try hard to go to the swimming pool everyday, to practice freediving and to read as much as I can about history.
I dwell on the Cocoon, Geoserver and GeoTools mailing lists but the most straitghforward way to contact me is through e-mail (lmorandini [AT] ieee.org) or IM at GTalk (luca.morandini1 [AT] gmail.com).
In case you wonder, the underwater pictures that grace this site have been taken by me while freediving off the Isle of Ponza.