Developer's black hole


Hi. I’m Flavio Percoco (a.k.a flaper87), and I’m a Software Engineer at Red Hat, where I spend my days working on OpenStack, speaking at conferences. In my spare time I contribute to Rust, write, read, surf, travel, smoke my coffee and drink my pipe.


Who is responsible for our growth?

I believe our growth is in our hands, just like I believe we're responsible for our lives. I believe that improving our current situation is our responsibility. Our career growth, our life growth, etc are all in our hands.

I believe this because it makes it easier for me ...


On communities: When should change happen?

One common rule of engineering (and not only engineering, really) is that you don't change something that is not broken. In this context, broken doesn't only refer to totally broken things. It could refer to a piece of code becoming obsolete, or a part of the software not ...


On communities: Trading off our values... Sometimes

Not long ago I wrote about how much emotions matter in every community. In that post I explained the importance of emotions, how they affect our work and why I believe they are relevant for pretty much everything we do. Emotions matter is a post quite focused on how we ...


On communities: Empower humans to be amazing

When it comes to communities, a system is the set of processes you put in place to allow for humans to be amazing. It's the means to empower these humans to contribute to your community, learn from it and grow with it.

These systems are essential for your community ...


On communities: Emotions matter

Technology is social before it's technical - Gilles Deleuze

Humans are driven quite a bit by emotions. You may be a rational human being but your emotions will still drive many of your choices. You can be excited, angry, interested, or sad about things. It doesn't matter, you'll ...