About

Short bio

daniel_graziotin_800x800 Daniel Graziotin is a doctoral researcher in Computer Science at the Free University of Bozen-Bolzano. His research interests include human aspects in empirical software engineering with psychological measurements, Web engineering, and Open Science. He is Editorial Associate at the Journal of Open Research Software and the local coordinator of the Italian Open science local group for the Open Knowledge Foundation. He is a member of the ACM, SIGSOFT, IEEE, and the IEEE Computer Society.

About me

I was born on 23rd April 1987. I live in Bolzano, South Tyrol, Italy.

I am a PhD student in Computer Science at the Free University of Bozen-Bolzano. My research interests include Human Aspects in empirical Software Engineering with psychological measurements, Web Engineering, Open-Access, Open-Data, Open-Science, and Open-Source.

My ORCID public record is 0000-0002-9107-7681.

See my publications and my ImpactStory.

My curriculum vitae is available as well.

I maintain some Open Source projects.

I am also a Stack Exchange Q/A websites user.

I open up stuff

As a software engineer, I learned that understanding people is the most important challenge to be addressed in any software development endeavor. In order to figure out what this means, I am pursuing a PhD at the Free University of Bozen-Bolzano, where I deal with the human aspects of software development.

While conducting my studies, I have been consuming and producing much knowledge. As I grew up with free and open-source software, it had been obvious to me that academic knowledge was open for everyone. Unfortunately, I was wrong. Knowledge is not free, at all.

I believe that knowledge sharing is the key towards a better world. In order for this to happen, knowledge must be free.

By adhering to this value, I pledged to free up knowledge.

This is how I free up knowledge.

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As a PhD student, the majority of my working day is spent performing research activities. I committed to make 100% of my published research as open access (green or gold), so that anybody in the world can read it for free. Whenever it is possible, I publish my data as open data, too. My research activities spread to different disciplines, especially software engineering, web engineering, psychology, and science policy.

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Knowledge is source-code, too. Given my strong background in Computer Science and programming, I have produced several software projects, which I committed to make openly available (either as open-source or free software). In this way, anybody in the world can study my produced source-code, learn from it, and build upon it.

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Being involved with a university implies teaching, too. Teaching activities require quite some work, especially in the production of lecture materials. I committed to make all my teaching materials as freely available. In this way, anybody in the world can read the material, learn from it, correct my mistakes, and build upon it. This is knowledge-sharing.

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Things will not happen if we do not make them happen. Besides committing to open up any knowledge I produce, I dedicate some time in volunteering activities. Most of them are dedicated to freeing up knowledge. This is also why I joined the Open Knowledge Foundation, and I am setting up the Open Science Italia working group.

I need coffee

Ineed.coffee is a collection of articles regarding Computer Science, operating systems, Internet, software engineering, Web engineering, software projects, research, teaching, and my attempts to make all this stuff both working and as much open as possible.

This website has had quite a list of previous names. It started in year 2005 as daniel.graziotin.net. It was changed to bd-things.net in 2008. The domain was changed to task3.cc in 2010, where its content became more technical and less blog-oriented. Finally, in 2014, this website assumed its current identity, ineed.coffee. The new Generic top-level domains are providing a unique opportunity to free up creativity in names. They let websites and content creators to find their identity. With I need coffee, I think I reached a new state of zen.

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This website has nothing to do with coffee, per se. I act as a computer scientist, a software engineer, a Web developer, a researcher, a lecturer, an activist, and as Italian. All Those roles transmit the stereotype of coffee lovers (besides other things). That is actually the case for me. If you ever want to catch my attention when you meet me, invite me for a coffee.

Coffee is for me both the companion of longest longevity and my heaviest addiction. I quit drinking alcohol in 2010. I successfully quit smoking in 2012. I think I will never stop drinking coffee.