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Serena Piccioni

Senior Developer


This is me sitting at my desk in the year 2000 when I was working for Altoprofilo.

Hi, my name is Serena.
I am a Senior Developer with 20+ years of experience in the digital and information technology industry.

I started in 1998 by creating HTML pages and taking an ASP 3.0 course.
In 1999, I completed my first website based on ASP 3.0, Access and HTML, and then worked as a Webmaster for some web agencies.
In 2007, I did my first PHP project; in 2008, I built a business website based on WordPress.

I work mainly with WordPress; my primary skills are PHP, Databases, Javascript, CSS and HTML. Because I love WordPress and Open Source, I developed two WordPress plugins, WP INCI and Site Toolkit. I also made a speech at WordCamp Milan 2019 about How to develop themes with Timber and Twig (Italian) and one at WordCamp Verona 2023 about Block Editor tricks for lazy people.


Information Architecture • Problem Solving • User Experience • Web Development • E-commerce • Web Project Management • User Interface • Web Applications

PHP
(Python, Perl) • Javascript, CSS, HTMLGIT and SVN • Bootstrap, SOAP, RESTWordPress, Django (Zend2, Symfony2, Laravel) • MySQL, Apache (Nginx) • Linux (Ubuntu and CentOS), AWS, CircleCI


Education

WP DEVELOPMENT COURSES: BUILDING CUSTO BLOCKS, Teach:able, 2023

ADVANCED PHP, TRAINING DRAGON, LONDON (UK), 2016

RAILS GIRLS MILAN, WCAP ACCELERATOR, MILAN (ITALY), 2013

LEARNING DRUPAL: GLOBAL TRAINING DAY, WELLNET S.R.L., MILAN (ITALY), 2012

JAVA PROGRAMMING LANGUAGE (SL-275), SUN MICROSYSTEMS ITALIA, MILAN (ITALY), 2005

EUROPEAN COMPUTER DRIVING LICENCE (ECDL), UNIVERSITÀ CATTOLICA DEL SACRO CUORE, MILAN (ITALY), 2004

SYSTEM ADMINISTRATOR TRAINING AT ISOPIA INC., TORONTO, ONTARIO (CANADA), 2000

LAUREA IN FILOSOFIA, UNIVERSITÀ CATTOLICA DEL SACRO CUORE, MILAN (ITALY), 1998


Teaching and publications

CIFA (Centro Italiano Formazione Aggiornamento)

2004

I was a JavaScript, VBScript, SQL, ASP, and XML teacher for the European Social Fund course Esperto Web Developer (Web Developer Expert).


Talentnet

2002

I was an HTML, JavaScript, VBScript, SQL and ASP teacher for the Master Web Developer.


Franco Angeli

2000

I developed (programming and graphics) the CD-ROM distributed with the book Software per l’apprendimento (Software for learning), Franco Angeli, Milano, in Macromedia Director.
I was directly involved in the IRRE Lombardia research with the schools.


Work Experience


dxw


dxw

Senior Developer

London, United Kingdom

I am part of the GovPress team, which is dxw’s website development, hosting, and support service for the public sector and charitable organisations. We host high-profile websites like NHS England and the National Audit Office and look after other smaller websites. We currently look after around 100 websites and have more than 60 clients. I have worked on almost all those projects in the last four years.
As a senior developer, I also coach and mentor colleagues; I am directly responsible for managing some of them and interviewing new talents to fill open positions in my team.

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