Paolo Corti, Alessio Fabiani



Paolo is an environmental engineer based in Cambridge, Massachusetts. He has 20 years of experience in the Geographic Information Systems (GIS) field: after working with proprietary solutions for some years, he proudly switched to open source technologies and Python since more than a decade. He worked as a software architect, developer and analyst for organizations such as Harvard University Center for Geographic Analysis, UN World Food Programme, EU Joint Research Centre, World Bank and the Italian Government. He is an OSGeo Charter member, a core committer for the GeoNode project, and member of the pyCSW and GeoNode Project Steering Committees. He is co-author of the PostGIS Cookbook, and writes a blog on open source geospatial technologies at

Alessio is a developer and tech lead at GeoSolutions. Currently in charge of several customer projects centered around GeoTools, GeoServer and GeoNode, including training, optimizing large clustered installations, integration into the customer’s infrastructure, building verticals on top of GeoTools/GeoServer, and feeding changes back to the community as the opportunity arises.