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Blog It Forward – Andrea Olivieri

Just before my first business trip to the United States my great friend and colleague Ivan Femia BIFed me, so here I am writing my BIF.

If you don’t know now about “Blog It Forward” I suggest you to read the “Blog It Forward Community Challenge” by xMoshe Naveh (Old Acct) and have a look to the existing chain.


About myself

It’s very difficult for me describe myself in a few words.

I started working with SAP in 1994 and currently, I’m employed as a SAP NetWeaver Solution Architect in Techedge, an Italian service company located in Milan.

I love ABAP and working with smart people like my colleagues that have nicknamed me as ABAPNinja.


I consider myself a lucky man; I love my family, my job and the Hard&Heavy music. Kiss are my favorite band


Birth Place

I was born 45 years ago in Porto San Giorgio, a little town of the Marche region that is located on the Adriatic Sea and famous for the Giant Frying Pan of the Adriatic,


The Giant Frying Pan of the Adriatic has a diameter of 4 meters with the capacity of a 1000 L of oil. It is used during regional festivals such as the Festival of the Sea that typically takes place the last week of July. During the festival seafood is prepared for the public within few hours a hundred kilos of fried calamari are ready thanks to the giant frying pan.

However the food in Porto San Giorgio is not just fish… do you know the famous “Olive all’ascolana”?


My relatives were fishermen and restaurateurs, and so it is natural that I like good food, but also hate cooking and this is the reason why I know a lot of restaurants.

So If you come to Italy, probably I could also recommend to you a good restaurant.

Home Town(s)

I grew up in San Donato Milanese (Milan), a village in the hinterland of Milan, where the headquarters of ENI, where my father worked.

I live in the part closest to Linate airport where the planes touching the houses before landing. For this reason one of my favorite games was to guess the airline and the type of aircraft based on the sound.


San Donato Milanese gave many athletics champions such as Gennaro Di Napoli e Andrea Nuti, a popular radio and TV presenter such as Nicola Savino, musicians and a lot of rockers including myself 

I graduated in computer science in high school, I started working, then, when I was 35, I moved to the other side of Milan, Arese, where I started a family.

BIF questions by Ivan Femia

If you could be a super hero (or are in your spare time) who would you be?

I already have superpowers; don’t forget that I’m ABAPninja

What do you most enjoy on SCN?

I like blogs, Wiki and Code Exchange.

I like very much Blogs and Wiki because they are very useful for self-study.

I love Code Exchange for collaboration; it is beautiful to share an idea and collaborate with other community members in order to realize it

If you were 20 again, what would you study?

I would study NetWeaver much better, trying to get closer to the BIG 4: Uwe Fetzer Thomas Jung Alvaro Tejada Galindo Gregor Wolf

Blog it forward

The questions I want to ask my friends Fabio Di Micco, Raúl Vides Mosquera Pumaricra and Sergio Cipolla are the followings:

  • What is your NickName?
  • What is the most useless gift you received for Christmas or Birthday?
  • What is your favorite song?

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      Author's profile photo Tammy Powlas
      Tammy Powlas

      Nice to meet you 🙂 ABAP Ninja (like the title)

      I am convinced that Italy has the best food ever based on all these Blog It Forward's

      I like KISS the band too - I remember the song playing at a junior high dance - and I understand it's still played at schools today.

      I hope to visit Italy, especially Milan, one day


      Author's profile photo Andrea Olivieri
      Andrea Olivieri
      Blog Post Author

      Thanks Tammy,

      you are so kind.

      If you come to visit Milan we can go to dinner (together with Ivan) out of town, because Milan is too expensive;-)


      Author's profile photo Alessandro Spadoni
      Alessandro Spadoni

      Nice blog Andrea!

      Blogitforward is a great scn initiative..

      I didn't know you came from Marche, I spent many holidays when I was child near San Benedetto del Tronto , Ascoli Piceno , Alba Adriatica..

      I'm crazy for "Olive ascolane"!!!

      Author's profile photo Andrea Olivieri
      Andrea Olivieri
      Blog Post Author

      Thank You Alex 🙂

      Author's profile photo Ivan Femia
      Ivan Femia

      Good ONE Andrea... You are the real ABAP Ninja...

      SCN doesn't know, that most of tips and tricks, that I know, were taught to me by Andrea

      Author's profile photo Andrea Olivieri
      Andrea Olivieri
      Blog Post Author

      Thank You Ivan, I really appreciate it!

      Thanks again

      Author's profile photo Patrizia Rossi
      Patrizia Rossi

      Great blog....great developer!!  🙂

      Author's profile photo Andrea Olivieri
      Andrea Olivieri
      Blog Post Author

      Thanks a lot Patrizia 😉

      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member

      Hi - I really enjoyed your blog and love the term ABAP Ninja! Are you going to be at TechEd Madrid?

      Author's profile photo Andrea Olivieri
      Andrea Olivieri
      Blog Post Author

      Ciao Tim,

      I'm very glad you liked my blog ..

      Unfortunately I cannot attend the upcoming SAP TechEd, but my friend and fellow SAP Mentor Ivan Femia will attend the event, so he'll forward to you my greetings 😉



      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member

      Thanks - I had the pleasure of meeting Ivan last year so hopefully will see him again.

      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member

      Hi Andrea,

      Definitely this blog is different and your place is new to me. 😘

      Thank you so much for sharing about you and your experience. It was very interesting and different to read you BIF. Keep up the good work. Thanks for sharing exceptional blog. Keep rocking and sharing new innovation and ideas. I love to read your blogs and happy to comment it.

      Have a nice day! 🙂


      Hari Suseelan