my name is Nicola Fioravanti. I'am a modern polymath.

My areas of interest include Programming, Photography, Music, Computer Security and Art. I am also interested in Eastern Philosophy, Graphic Design, Typography, Tea and tea culture.

My creative work as a developer has been featured by The New York Times, The Guardian, Wired and The Wall Street Journal.

My photographic work has been featured in the leading italian newspapers, Canon and PhotoVogue. In late 2017 I won the Unsplash Awards, Street Photography category. Commended photographer in Street Photography at 2018 Sony World Photography Awards.

I have played as a musician in some of the best orchestras in Europe such as Munich Chamber Orchestra and Mahler Chamber Orchestra. I have worked as a penetration tester discovering vulnerabilities (CVE-2012-0869 | DSA-2414) in software used by the Palo Alto Research Center (Xerox PARC), European Commission Institute for Energy and Transport, Swiss National Supercomputing Centre and German Aerospace Center among others.

Today I mainly spend my energies on three things: theShukran, progressive web apps and hacklabo.

hacklabo is a hacker's playground. A place for people who enjoy the intellectual challenge of creatively overcoming or circumventing limitations. If you break assumptions, this is the place for you.

hacklabo was launched on the 6th of July 2017. After three days, it was featured on the front page of Hacker News gaining more than 30,000 users on the first week.

Feel free to contact me at nicola@hacklabo.com.