Marco Colli

Founder / CTO @ Pushpad

I'm a cloud engineer passionate about web development.

Education

Master's degree with honors in CS — 2017

I graduated with mark 110 cum laude/110 in Computer Science at University of Insubria.

Bachelor's degree in CS — 2015

I graduated with mark 110/110 in Computer Science at University of Milan.

Bocconi University — 2010 - 2012

I studied law and economics for two years at Bocconi University (weighted average 27,64/30, 114 CFU).

High-school diploma with honors — 2010

I graduated with mark 100 cum laude/100 at Liceo Scientifico G. Spezia in Domodossola (Italy).


Besides traditional education I've always spent a lot of time learning online. My top skill is Ruby on Rails, but that is only 1% of my skills, which vary from design to deployment, from database and system administration to network configuration.

I've also a good reputation among online communities such as StackOverflow (top 3% since 2017).

Current Work

Pushpad - Web Push Notifications — 2015 - now

Pushpad is a service for sending push notifications from websites and web apps.

Past Work

Pinxp — 2015

Four months of full time development. Code perfection, Behavior Driven Development, extraction of semantic data from Wikidata and geocoding through the open data provided by Geonames are just few notable features. For details about the project you can read my thesis (ITA) or the Kickstarter campaign.

Contributions to Diaspora — 2015

I have contributed with some pull requests and took part in the discussions.

2ed.it — 2014

Url shortening with custom redirect pages: embed images and text in your links.

It's a small project to experiment with Node.js and MongoDB.

Next Circle — 2014

A minimal game written in vanilla Javascript to experiment with HTML5 canvas and PhoneGap.

Slack.li, SmashingBeach, Joiiny — 2012 - 2014

Organize events and meetings with neighbors that share your passions.

A large, multi-tenant personal project developed with Ruby On Rails. It features social interactions, a full notification system, custom solutions for geocoding, Facebook integration and allowed me to experiment with many things, such as i18n and test driven development.

Other online projects

I also have many interests…

linfadibetulla.it

A few informative pages about birch sap and birch sap collection.

Slacklining blog

A few articles I wrote about slacklining.