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I’m Antonio Cangiano, a Software Developer and Technical Evangelist for IBM, entrepreneur, serial blogger, and published author. I have a deep-rooted passion for programming, the startup world, entrepreneurship, blogging, social media, mathematics, science and reading. I’m a rationalist, humanist, and atheist.
I’m from Italy, but I now live in Canada with my lovely wife Jessica. I dearly love both my wife and her beautiful country that I’ve made my own.
I’ve made minor contributions to several technical books, and single-handily authored:
- Ruby on Rails for Microsoft Developers (WROX)
- Technical Blogging: Turn Your Expertise into a Remarkable Online Career (The Pragmatic Bookshelf)
My tagline “Just a man in the arena” is inspired by Theodore Roosevelt’s “Citizenship In A Republic” speech, delivered at the Sorbonne, in Paris, France on 23 April, 1910. It perfectly captures my approach when it comes to work and life in general.
It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat.
You can reach me at firstname.lastname@example.org.