Three words to best describe you:
Quiet, ambitious, determined.
If you were to write a book about yourself, what would you name it?
About me? Ummm, I think that too many pages to write would be needed.
If I will write a book about my work the title would be “The complete guide of PrestaShop”
What is your hidden talent?
My hidden talent is the ability to organize events
A favorite line from a movie?
"Leave the gun. Take the cannoli." from The Godfather
If you could travel anywhere right now, where would you go and why?
I would like to go to America because it’s one of my two favorite places in the world (I’m going to my second favourite, Japan, in October for my honeymoon).
What issue/topic keeps you awake at night?
The wedding at present, but usually the delivery of complex projects.
About your country
What is your favorite local food or drink?
Pasta alla Norma, no doubt! It’s a simple but delicious dish, composed of pasta with tomato sauce, some freshly fried eggplants on top and typical Sicilian salted ricotta.
Italian dish, Pasta alla Norma
Give us a fun fact about your country:
Sicily is a happy place because people are born funny here.
What do you like the most about your country?
The sea, our active volcano, Etna, and the food because we have an endless variety of dishes.
What is especially worth seeing in your country?
Every corner, no exaggeration! Sicily is rich of history and wonderful places, so, in Catania and Syracuse there is a splendid sea, in Agrigento and Palermo there are a lot of historic spots (like Valle dei Templi).
What is your favorite PrestaShop store?
My favorite PrestaShop store is shop.soleluna.com because they sell a merchandising of my favorite singer, Jovanotti! And because I made their site :p
What opportunities does PrestaShop provide in your country?
PrestaShop is an easy and complete e-commerce CMS which is more and more popular. Moreover, the Italian community is growing thanks to the work of the Ambassadors, the Country manager and the web agencies that spread the word. :)
What is your feedback on the new major version, PrestaShop 1.7?
I think that PrestaShop 1.7 is a great version with even more potential especially around the new Framework Symfony.
How do you stay updated on PrestaShop’s newest updates?
I read the PrestaShop blog often and I discuss the news with my colleagues or with the Italian community through Facebook or the PS forum.
About being an Ambassador
What were your motivations to become an Ambassador?
I’ve always worked with PrestaShop because I think it has the right balance between ease of use and the services it offers and its versatility possible through its modules.
What is your proudest moment as a PrestaShop Ambassador?
Several episodes exist, for example: when I was invited to the opening of the new PrestaShop HQ in Paris, every time I’m invited as a speaker at ecommerce events in Italy and when I’m given the responsibility to organise meet-ups in Sicily.
PrestaShop Meetup held by Roberto in Italy
What do you like the most about being an Ambassador?
Being able to showcase to others what PrestaShop is able to do and what I’ve been able to achieve with the platform.
A last word?
Once my wedding will be out of the way, I’ll be busy organising new PrestaShop events in Italy, hoping to meet many interesting people. Please come say hello if you’re around!
Thank you very much!
See you next month ;)