Alessandro Chiarelli

Alessandro Chiarelli

Computer Engineering B.SC. | Digital Marketing | Developer | Cybersec

Aalto University

Politecnico di Torino

同济大学 (Tongji University)

BIT PoliTO

Biography

Ciao! I am Alessandro Chiarelli, aka alexcarchiar but I also have a Chinese name, which is 瑞利. I am currently working at Amazon in Barcelona as a SDE Intern. I am a SECCLO student at the universities of Aalto and Tartu, working yo get a Master’s degree in Cybersecurity and Cloud computing focusing on cryptography. My bachelor is from Politecnico di Torino in Computer Engineering.

I am Italian but I am also familiar with both French and Chinese culture since I lived in France during High School and China during college. After that I moved to Finland for seven months for my first semester of my Master’s degree and I am moving to Estonia in September for the final year. Now I’m living in Spain as I am interning at Amazon for six months where I work for the Barcelona Machine learning team. People say I am a global citizen, and that’s something I definitely like. I love Computer Science and technology in general, I read a lot about these topics as well as economics. My curiosity is probably my greatest asset since it also gives me the will to learn and grow every day.

I am a cryptoenthusiast and investor, both in crypto and non-crypto assets. I co-founded the students’ association “BIT PoliTO” at my former university which focuses on spreading knowledge about cryptocurrencies and blockchain technologies.

I am always looking forward to new challenges, so if you have any… don’t hesitate to contact me!

Interests

  • Cybersecurity
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Cryptocurrencies
  • Blockchain
  • Economics
  • Languages
  • Travelling

Education

  • M.Sc. in Security and Cloud Computing - SECCLO year 1, 2021-2022

    Aalto University 🇫🇮

  • B.Sc. in Computer Engineering, 2018-2021

    Politecnico di Torino 🇮🇹

  • Exchange Year, 2019-2020

    同济大学 (Tongji University) 🇨🇳

  • Exchange Year, 2015-2016

    Lycée Claude Gellée 🇫🇷

  • High school, 2013-2018

    Liceo S. Cannizzaro 🇮🇹

Programming languages

Python

C

Java

SQL

PHP

HTML

CSS

Assembly MIPS

Matlab

Bash

Node.js

Deno

MongoDB

React

Spoken languages

English

C2

French

C1

Italian

Native

Chinese

Basic

Spanish

B2

Experience

 
 
 
 
 

Software Development Engineer - Intern

Amazon

Mar 2022 – Aug 2022 Spain
Software development engineer at the Barcelona team.
 
 
 
 
 

Intern engineer

Blue Reply

Mar 2021 – May 2021 Italy
Research on the FIDO/WebAuthn protocol, analysis and study of use cases and realisation of a few working demos to simulate passowrdless and/or multifactor authentications and registrations.
 
 
 
 
 

Communication and Marketing Team Leader

BIT PoliTO

Sep 2020 – Jan 2022 Italy
I took on the responsibility of coordinating the Communication and Marketing team at my newly-founded students team. I mostly focus on social media, content managing and content creation, especially when it comes to the podcast and to finding guests. I am team leader for the Podcast and Marketing sub-teams.
 
 
 
 
 

Digital Marketer and Developer

BIT PoliTO

May 2020 – Sep 2020 Italy
I joined the newly-founded students’ association BIT PoliTO which deals with Bitcoin and blockchain. I work as a Digital Marketer and as a Developer of new software solutions for blockchain.
 
 
 
 
 

Contractor

JAES Company

Sep 2018 – Sep 2018 Italy
Hired as a Content creator to kickstart JAES’s YouTube channel and to train employees about the algorithms and mechanics of posting content on YouTube Responsibilities include:

  • Training
  • Creating videos
  • Presentations
 
 
 
 
 

High School mandatory intership

Multiple companies

Sep 2016 – May 2018 Italy
For my mandatory High School internship, I worked as a tourist guide for Villa Zito museum and Palermo’s Club for UNESCO. I also worked as a competitive swimmer
 
 
 
 
 

Content Creator

Freelance

Jan 2015 – Present
Creating content for personal use on different platforms

Accomplishments

SECCLO Scholarship

I was awarded a scholarship to pursue a Master’s degree in Security and Cloud Computing by the EU. It is an Erasmus Mundus Joint Master’s Degree program offered by a consortium of four universities. My first year is in Finland, the second one in an other country among France, Denmark, Estonia, Norway and Sweden.

Mentorship program

Among the few Italian students selected to be mentees for LeadTheFuture, a leading mentorship non-profit organization for students in STEM, with acceptance rate below 20%. LeadTheFuture empowers top-performing students to achieve their goals and contribute to their communities by giving them one-on-one guidance from high-impact mentors coming from the world’s leading STEM innovation hubs such as Silicon Valley and CERN.

Politong scholarship

I was awarded one of the 11 scholarships for the Politong project, which is a double degree program between Politecnico (Italy) and Tongji university in China

Giovani talenti honor class

I was awarded membership to my university’s honor class that I quit after the first year in order to accept Politonh’s scholarship. It is awarded to the top 200 students.

Inscription in National Bulletin Board for Excellence

Since I graduated from High School with 100/100 cum laude, I was added to the Natoinal Bulletin Board for Excellence
See certificate

Membership (Italian Branch)

I passed the entrance examination and applied for Mensa Italia membership. Mensa is an organization that reunites people with High IQ (in the top 2% worldwide)

Scholarship for a year aboroad in France with AFS

This is a scholarship that allowed me to go abroad with AFS, it was sponsored by Intesa San Paolo which is Italy’s biggest bank

My blog

Amazonian here! And random thoughts

I’m writing this post to prudly announce that I am now an Amazonian and will be for the next 6 months. This is an important moment for me as it marks my “membership” to the FAANG/Big Tech club.

20ies

I’m 20 now and I think I’ve seen and lived way more things and experiences than most people my age. Currently I’m even in a backpacking trip and experiencing something new every single day.

Places I lived in

Hi all, when I first decided to wrote this article (or page, still not sure yet) [14/10/2020] I wanted to have a place where I could list the places where I lived during my life.

LeadTheFuture Mentee

Hi all, today I am finally writing an article after months of inactivity - and that is for a good reason! I have been selected for a mentorship project by LeadTheFuture, an Italian non-profit organisation that empowers top-performing students giving them guidance to achieve their goals.

Blloc Ratio - the future launcher for Enthusiasts?

Yesterday I finally received an invitation to download Blloc Ratio from the European company Blloc. I discovered it thanks to TechAltar’s video about the phone Blloc Zero. The company is very responsive and it has an active online community that is responsive and helpful when it comes to newbies and solving bugs.

Projects

These are just a few things I’ve been working on

Bank management system

I am building a Bank Management System to improve my software engineering skills and how to have a better understanding of the bankig system.

BitPolito

I’ve taken part to a newly founded students’ team at my university. BIT PoliTO’s goals are to spread knowledge about Bitcoin and blockchain and develop new technologies. I work as a Digital Marketer and as a Developer.

FIDO Server POC

While working at Blue Reply as an Intern engineer, I researched the FIDO protocol for passwordless and/or multifactor authentication. I prepared an extensive document detailing how it works, how it can be implemented by different services and how it relates to the EBA’s PSD2 regulation.

Investments

I spend part of my spare time studying the best techniques to earn money through investments and I already have a few, both in fiat and crypto. I recently started studying crypto and this is what I am most interested about right now, that’s why I am taking part into a students’ association for crypto currencies and blockchain.

RasPi 4 server

I bought a Raspberry Pi 4 and used it to create my server that I use to host local website in my own network. I mainly use that server for my research purposes and to test my website before I upload my pages onto my web-hosting platform.

Telegram blaster

TelegramBlaster is a small python script that I created for my students’ team in order to send telegram messages to all contacts in a csv form. Customize it as you wish!

This website

This website is also a project of mine, made with Hugo and Academic. To be honest, though, I must credit my colleague and dear friend lorcalhost for inspiration. Check him out too!

Travels

I love to travel and I have already been to more than 10 countries. I have lived in four different places, three countries and two continents so far. My goal is to be able to visit every country.

YouTube

I’ve taken part to a few projects on YouTube, with the main ones being my own channel and the first two educational videos on JAES company’s YouTube channel. To be fair, though, I have never been consistent in making YouTube content and I have always been more keen on the underlying technologies that make such a platform possible.