Matteo Vaccari

Matteo Vaccari

It is possible to write software that solves real business problems, cheaply and reliably. The recipe is well known, even though it's not easy to do.

I am a software developer. I'm happy to work as a programmer for ThoughtWorks, mostly in the Milano area. I teach at the Università dell'Insubria.

Working with me: if you're a computing student, you may do an internship with one of my (former) clients. If you are a developer interested in working in a team that does Extreme Programming, send me your CV.

His approach seemed to me to consist of unafraid hard thinking, intuition, and no great reliance on advanced mathematics. This was inspiring to lesser mortals. He attacked problems directly, with whatever skills he had at his commands, and often they worked. He gave you the sense (perhaps misguided) that you could discover deep truths with whatever skills you had, too, if you were willing to think hard. He was guided by his great economics intuition; though his mathematical skills were unexceptional, his instinct was strong, and he was tenacious in trying to attain insight before resorting to mathematics.

Emanuel Derman, My Life as a Quant