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Marco Cecconi
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Lives in Riverhead, Kent, United Kingdom
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New blog: A computer from scratch - NANDing all the way
I've examined whether it's possible to build any gate from NANDs. Is it possible? YES! Let's prove it, mathematically.
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There are three conferences I'll be speaking at this year. I'm seriously trying to do as few conferences as possible, but I really wanted to speak at these. If you'd like to chat about code and dev...
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A numeric analyis of the best places to find stuff to answer on Stack Overflow
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How Nick Craver​ and the SRE team upgraded our live data center in NY. Cool read!
A few weeks ago we upgraded a lot of the core infrastructure in our New York (okay, it's really in New Jersey now – but don't tell anyone) data center. We love being open with everything we do (including infrastructure), and really consider it one of the best job perks we have.
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Sono gasatissimo! Ci vediamo mercoledi alle 10 e 30 a Microsoft (Peschiera Borromeo) dove presento "Come funziona Stack Overflow" a Community Days 2014 
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I have been invited to offer a keynote at [Community Days 2014](http://www.communitydays.it/) in Milan. ![Community Days 2014](https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/28613587/blog/communitydays2014.pn...
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I am attempting to build a computer from prime principles. Am I crazy? Probably. But I have a plan.
I am attempting to build a computer *from prime principles*. Am I crazy? Probably. But I have a plan.
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My thoughts on Scrum in 2015
The Scrum methodology is often introduced because developers want it, as, on paper, it empowers them—and it does, if applied correctly—and developers need decision-making empowerment because devel...
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Make your job ads 23% better with these 5 weird tricks (and one awesome tool)
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Ever wondered where do Stack Overflow answers come from? Here are the sources.
One of the "big city" problems of Stack Overflow is ensuring our users find adequate questions to answer. On smaller sites, users can simply look at the home page: the questions come in slowly enou...
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Blogged: I don't love the single responsibility principle
![office fight](http://i.imgur.com/ocERBkF.jpg) <sup>courtesy of [wikipedia](http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/c/c6/Dont_know_whats_comin_%283926784260%29.jpg)</sup> Did you ever hap...
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Only 50 more committers to make the expatriates Q&A Stack Exchange site a reality! Commit today and be part of the private Beta!
Proposed Q&A site for people living abroad on a long-term basis.
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Architecture Astronaut
Introduction
I am a proud father of my son Yuri and partner of Michela.
I am a senior software developer. In my work time I cut code. 
In my spare time I moderate skeptics, I maintain the sixpack library.
I also used to be a rockstar, but no more...
Education
  • United World College of South East Asia
    IB, 1988 - 1990
  • Universita degli Studi di Milano
    Physics (partial), 1990 - 1996
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Software Engineer at StackExchange
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  • Stack Exchange
    Software Engineer, 2013 - present
    Building the place from where all the answers to your coding questions come from
  • Trayport Limited
    Dev Team Lead, 2011 - 2013
    Doing some crazy complicated trading platforms in C#
  • Sophos
    Solutions Architect, 2009 - 2010
    Doing their website in Perl & C#
  • Fullsix
    Senior Architect, 1998 - 2008
    Doing a gazillion cool websites of big brands in every language possible
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Riverhead, Kent, United Kingdom
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Saronno - Monza - Levallois-Perret - Parede - Abingdon - Singapore - Milano
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