Blog it Forward – Patrizia Rossi
I was born (tired …hihihi) 30 years ago in Rome.
When I was a child, my dream was to become a director or screenwriter. I’ve always loved to write. My first story was “My life. as seen from my teddy bear”.
One day, when I was 8 years old, I realized that I wanted a computer! Unfortunately, to always be satisfied was difficult in a large family like mine because I’ve a brother and sister.
The first computer I saw was a Commodore 64: my neighbor had one. I still remember the tape for games . My parents gave me my first computer when I was 14 years old: a Pentium II. After 3 days, I locked the BIOS password by mistake but I took the screwdriver and I opened it. I removed the battery . The computer became my best friend from that moment. My favorite shop has no shoes or clothes, but a lot of technology.
I wrote my first program using assembler. I apply the flow chart also in my life: I analyze all the options and I always choose the hard way.
I started working about 11 years ago: I met a lot of people. I experienced moments of difficulty where I had to put aside my shyness and pull out the grit.
I have a great passion for the cinema and my favorite movie is “Gladiator” because I’m a little fighter as the protagonist. I don’t give up in the face of hardship.
My motto is “it’s not strong who wins but it’s strong who falls and gets up again”.
Ah…..my greatest love is Juventus (football team) !!!
BIF questions by Ivan
If you could be a super hero (or are in your spare time) who would you be?
I really like super heroes such as Batman, Spiderman, etc… I see myself as wonder woman ( wonder Patty ) because she’s determined.
What do you most enjoy on SCN?
I like being able to find help when I need it and above all to know great technicians who do my same job.
If you were 20 again, what would you study?
I’m torn because I love my job and I would do exactly the same studies but I also would study film .
BIF questions by Rui
Name the person who affected you most in your career/way of thinking and why.
I have met many people in 11 years of work but there’re 3 that I’ll always thank. My first manager, Mr. Zampieri, and my first “mentor”, Mr. Turino which I knew in the first company where I worked. They taught me this job and I learned to be more sure of myself and not be afraid of difficulties. The third person is Giampy: he was a great colleague and he’s unfortunately no longer with us . He had the ability to make us smile always: his cheerfulness made my work more “light”.
What was the most fun project you ever participated in and why?
The most fun project was an FSCM project for a Car Rental Company: FSCM was a big challenge and, in the same time, I enjoyed because I met very nice people.
Windows or Mac?
I started with Windows 3.1 and I’ve always used Windows but now I say Mac .
What is your favorite place in the world?
A desert island !!!
Blog It Forward to…
- If your life were a movie, what would it be?
- What would you say to a young and inexperienced colleague to encourage him not to give in front a problem?
- What’s on your desk?