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Blog it Forward – Alessandro Spadoni

Finally I have the time to write my Blog it Forward! First of all i would like to thank Ivan Femia wich BIF’d me so I have the opportunity to write a blog about myself 🙂

Those of you, who are not familiar with the “Blog It Forward Challenge”, please read Moshe Naveh’s blog []

About myself / my places

My name is Alessandro and I was born 31 years ago in Rome;


I think my city is one of the most beautiful and famous cities in the world, full of history and tales.

Unfortunately..there are downsides: the traffic jam.. public transport…the tube…and so on…they aren’t always as we would like!

But walking in the streets of the town centre at night is a magic experience


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Sometimes on the weekend I go to my house in Amatrice to find relaxation. It’s a small town not far from Rome over the mountains of “Monti della Laga” (


Amatrice is really famous for the very tasty regional dishes Amatriciana and Gricia…wow..I noticed now that exists a wikipedia page in english about “amatriciana” !  😘   the story  is interesting


My first videogame and my first computer

My beginning with technology was when I was about 6 years old and my father came home with this:

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It was similar to PONG…a little bit more evolved..with different types of sports : it was a really rough game but it was really fun!

Then when I was 9 years was the Commodore 64


How many times have I seen this screen from 9 to 12-13 years old?How many times I typed  load “$”,8 or  load “*”,8,1 ? I think thousands of times ➕ ➕ 😘

How I Became a developer

Development came relatively late in my life : my high school wasn’t a “technical” school…I studied both technical (maths,physics) and humanities (latin , philosophy) subjects… so I never study programming when I was young.

In 2002, exactly 10 years ago, while attending the University of Economics I enrolled in a programming course organized by the “RegioneLazio” (Lazio is the district of Rome, in this period “regione Lazio” is very famous in Italy for sad political scandals 😡 .. but that’s another story).

The course would cover C + + and Visual Basic 6!

In those months I learned the basics of the art of programming…I drew a lot of flow chart(for example..the functionality of an ATM..or an alarm clock, it was very funny!)


I was excited..I finally found my way to the future…I could think about became a “true” developer!

The course ended in 2003; at the end of that year I was contacted by a company because they were organizing a new team of ABAP developers:I did the abap course…and everything started from there. 😆 😆

BIF questions by Ivan

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

I see myself as Paperinik!


Because when I was a child I read a lot of disney comics and Paperinik is the superhero alterego of Donald Duck ,which is a little bit lazy and unfortunate but funny!

What do you most enjoy on SCN?

Thanks to SCN I can solve problems, I can create a project on Code-Exchange , share it and work together with other developers, I  can attend events like Sap Inside Track, and much more!

If you were 20 again, what would you study?

Probably I would study Mathematics at University!

Blog It Forward to…

I would like to Blog it forward to Luca Grilli Guillaume GARCIA Fabio Di Micco

My Questions:

What do you like most about your job?

How do you see yourself in 5 years?

What is the best movie you saw when you were young?

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      Author's profile photo Tammy Powlas
      Tammy Powlas

      Beautiful city, beautiful country and great food!

      I'm seeing a common theme of Commodore 64's in these BIF's

      Well done Alessandro


      Author's profile photo Alessandro Spadoni
      Alessandro Spadoni
      Blog Post Author

      Thank you Tammy!

      Yes I noticed  C64 is a common was really popular in the 80s!

      Author's profile photo Andrea Olivieri
      Andrea Olivieri

      Great Alex,

      it's nice to see someone passionate for his job.

      The beauty of Rome is not discussed at all, and even the goodness of bucatini "alla matriciana" and spaghetti "alla carbonara".

      In Italy we say: "Boooooooni"

      What do you think if during the holidays we meet in the halfway i.e. Castelluccio di Norcia?

      I know a great restaurant there ... 😉


      Author's profile photo Alessandro Spadoni
      Alessandro Spadoni
      Blog Post Author

      Thank you Andrea!

      A meeting in Castelluccio di Norcia or in other nearby towns would be great! 😉

      Author's profile photo Susan Keohan
      Susan Keohan

      Hi Alessandro,

      I want to come to Rome!  Now!

      Now I have to go learn/watch more about Paperinik.


      Author's profile photo Alessandro Spadoni
      Alessandro Spadoni
      Blog Post Author

      Thank you Sue!

      In October or May there is the ideal weather to visit Rome (not too hot as in July or August!)

      Probably Paperinik is only known in Italy? I don't know! 🙂

      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member

      Thanks for your post. I love Rome, especially the garden with all the stray cats!

      Author's profile photo Mark Teichmann
      Mark Teichmann

      Rome must be a very nice place to live... I love Italy but until now I have not visited Rome once.

      I also really love the Italian Cuisine. And, Italy is the birth place of Slow Food, and this is not by chance. The Italians know about the importance of good food and Wine.

      Maybe some day there will be a SAP Inside Track in Rome where I can attend.

      Author's profile photo Alessandro Spadoni
      Alessandro Spadoni
      Blog Post Author

      Thanks Mark & Tim!

      Yes it's true : every Italian place has its regional tasty food!

      If there will be a SAP Inside Track in Rome next year i'll contact you so you can visit the city!

      Author's profile photo Witalij Rudnicki
      Witalij Rudnicki

      Yup, your blog made me hungry 😆

      Luckily the dinner is almost ready. And luckily I booked already my family's vacations and we will be in Northern Italy in September for 2 weeks to enjoy the country, food and wine 🙂


      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member

      I adoooore Rome ... i wanna visit 😎

      Great blog and pictures Alessandro

      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member

      Hi Alessandro,

      Good Day!

      My son's favorite dish is "Noodles". 😘

      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