So let’s start! Tell us a bit about yourself. For example, name, profession, and personal interests.
Hi all! I’m Raffaele Florio
and I love to define myself as an abstraction explorer. I’m a self-taught software developer driven by passion. And I started to write on HackerNoon
more than a year ago.
I found writing really useful to understand better a concept. Writing delights knowledge. And I hope, through stories, to cause sparks to other people.
Interesting! What was your latest Hackernoon Top story about?
My latest story was about object-oriented programming. I’m digging into this topic a lot. I can say that it’s the most misunderstood programming paradigm. It’s powerful and expressive, but it’s not the same for most known object-oriented languages. They are closer to procedural thinking than object thinking.
Do you usually write on similar topics? If not, what do you usually write about?
My primary passion is software developing. For this reason, I usually wrote about it. But I’m also interested in computer security and philosophy. Indeed, my first story on HackerNoon was about the hacker culture.
Great! What is your usual writing routine like (if you have one?)
Every HackerNoon story that I wrote started like a spark. When I think that a reflection I made could be useful to others I sketch it on a notepad. Then, with the right calm and concentration, I develop it further. I also prefer to add an example to adds more value. And usually it’s inspired to the real life situation that caused the spark.
Being a writer in tech can be a challenge. It’s not often our main role, but an addition to another one. What is the biggest challenge you have when it comes to writing?
The biggest challenge, as with everything in life, is to find time and use it wisely. As a non-native English writer, another challenge regards the correct choice of words and verbs. I double-check them, trying to be as expressive as possible.
Furthermore, I try to avoid complex phrases. The Hemingway Editor
, discovered thanks to HackerNoon, helps me in this task.
What is the next thing you hope to achieve in your career?
I really love what I do. And my primary objective is to spread more knowledge, through writing stories and free software. I consider knowing that your work is useful to others as the most satisfying thing.
Wow, that’s admirable. Now, something more casual: Do you have a non-tech-related hobby? If yes, what is it?
Software developing is a really immersive passion. Except this, I love to walk with my dog, read about whatever captures my curiosity, and build Lego sets.
What can the Hacker Noon community expect to read from you next?
As I said I’m digging into object-oriented programming a lot. Currently, I’m studying concurrent models to integrate them with my OOP knowledge.
So I’ll surely write a lot about OOP. Actually, I’ve some stories and sketches in work in progress. As always I hope they could be useful to someone.
Thanks for taking time to join our “Meet the writer” series. It was a pleasure. Do you have any closing words?
First of all thanks HackerNoon for this great opportunity.
I advise everyone to express yourself. And I consider writing a good means. So: write, spread and share your knowledge!
Happy hacking to all!