Leaving Nokia

Today is my last day as a Nokian, oh well, what a great and fun ride.

I still remember the day that I was introduced to the awesome Maemo Community, all the friends that I met online and later at the community conferences, my interaction with the community helped me a lot, I learned a lot with very brilliant people, and thanks to that I got the opportunity to work in one of the hottest projects at that time, big thank you to everyone that welcomed me so well in the community.
Later the road became a bit bumpy, but I’m still very proud of our achievements, specially getting the beatiful Nokia N9 out, against all the odds :) . A little bit different story for my latest project, never saw the light of the day, it was canceled in the last stages of development, really a pity, even getting all emotions out, I still believe we had something special there, at the moment there’s nothing even close in the industry, but in the end it’s business and as a good professional I’ve to respect the decisions of my employer.

Speaking of Nokia, I have to say that is a great place to work, I was always treated with respect and dignity, the company always helped me with everything, big thank you!

A big thanks to all my colleagues, specially the ones in the two teams that I worked, great people with great talent, hope to work with some of them again in the future, and I wish all the best for Nokia and for the few friends that are staying there, please make the company rock again!

As for me, I’m available for new challenges, if you need a Software Engineer with expertise in the mobile area let me know :) , location is not a problem, but at the moment I’m giving priority to Finland, since I really like to live here :) .

11 Responses

  1. Randall "texrat" Arnold Says:

    Valerio, it’s been great knowing you and thanks for all your contributions to Maemo and MeeGo! I wish you success in your next venture.

  2. Jeff Says:

    “A little bit different story for my latest project, never saw the light of the day, was canceled in the last stages of development, really a pity, even getting all emotions out, I still believe we had something special there, at the moment there’s nothing even close in the industry”

    ^Are you referring to Meltemi here? :-(

  3. admin Says:

    What’s that ? :P

  4. Ash Says:

    All the best for the future. I look forward to seeing you again in the future.

    Ash.
    MeeGoExperts

  5. BonoNL Says:

    Join Jolla!

    Thanks For 2 great Platforms!

  6. ibra Says:

    GBU,,goodluck

  7. Aditya Singhvi Says:

    Thank you for giving us the N900 and the N9…it was a pleasure using them and lusting for it… I do wish tjat they had remained and Meltemi too would have seen light of day. But that’s life! Good luck with your future endevours!

  8. @AndyHagon Says:

    Thanks for all your amazing hard work, and the very best of luck for the future :)

  9. Andreas Janke Says:

    I cannot over an employment. But one of my ideas needs someone like you to grow. May be you want to contact me.

  10. jukey Says:

    Your way to work within the maemo community was always an inspiration for me. Thanks you and all the best for your future!

  11. José Xavier Says:

    The first time I read about maemo was when Nokia was accepting projects to develop with a N900 and I asked help to you but unfortunately they didn’t accept my project :( They opened another development program for meego with N950 device some years later. That time I submited another project and I have been selected :) MeeGo is simply amazing and I really like how easy we can develop to it using Qt. Maybe I need to buy an N9 so I can put my N950 in a frame :D

    So, thanks for helping me in the beginning and thanks to develop for N9/MeeGo ;)