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Today we meet Alessandro Sisto, the latest addition to the Android Development Rawfish team!

Hey Alessandro! What do you do here? What is your role in Rawfish?

I am an Android developer, I mainly create and test apps that are usable on the green robot smartphones.

From Ferrara to Vicenza, passing by Udine, how did you get to Rawfish? But mainly, from geology to computer technology, what pushed you in this direction?

I have to say that this question hit a nerve. We can say that it all began with the passion for videogames, that has been there since I was a kid. I had the chance to get close to computer technology when, towards the end of my geology studies, I became part of a web videogames indie team. Back then I did game design and I had never written a single line of code, I didn’t know what programming meant. I perfectly remember the first time I saw the senior programmer writing code: I was immediately hooked.

Unfortunately, after 6 months the team was dismantled but at that point, my ideas were pretty clear: I chose to begin a new journey, getting a Computer Science degree instead of continuing my Geology Master.

My choice was the Web and Multimedia Technologies degree in Udine. This choice allowed me to get to know and work in different IT sectors, passing through web and videogames development and ending up in mobile apps development. I found my real interest to be in the ladder, and so through university contacts, I ended up in Rawfish.

What projects are you working on at the moment?

Currently, I am part of the team that is working on the Mediaset Play app. It’s a very challenging project that allows me to work with other teams that come from different backgrounds and work on complementary parts of the project.

Which was the most challenging project you worked on?

Surely the Mengoni app: it was a real challenge for the whole Android team! It has been made in record time with a new architecture, using all the new components that we never experimented with until then.

You are one of the latest additions to our team, how was arriving in Rawfish?

Thanks to my colleagues I have to say it was very easy. Ever since the first month I started working, I always felt welcome. It isn’t always easy for the new arrivals to immediately settle in, especially counting that I had to move to a new city. My Android manager made the work transition and my introduction to projects very easy. He was always by my side when I needed him and always helped when I had decisions to make. Moreover, every person in Rawfish showed to be very available and happy to support me in my professional development (and to catch a cold one after work).

The best Alessandro Sisto quote?

The greatest pleasure in life is to do what others think impossible.

Impossible is nothing.