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Alain Mauri

Hiya all! I’m Alain from Italy. I’m a proud dad and guitar player that become a dev because of a C64. Currently I’m in Sheffield - UK working as a web team leader at TheFloow. I’m still eager to learn new stuff and to give back to dev community what I received during all these years.

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Jess Lee (she/her)

Nice! We also have a guitar player on the team, @michaeltharrington 🎶

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Stuart Clennett

Hello Alain,

Welcome. I'm only a few miles up the road from you in East Yorkshire. I grew into my C64 from my ZX81. Although only a novice player, I do pick up my guitar for a few minutes whenever I need a mental break from coding.

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Alain Mauri

Hi Stuart! Nice to know! Any nice meetup to suggest? When this will be over I really hope to go back to the Dev-ops and Ruby ones in Sheffield

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Stuart Clennett

Hi Alain, no sorry, I don't tend to go to meetups etc.

Hoping you remain safe & well.

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Derek Fowler

Similar story here. Loved writing "databases" on the C64. Two small children myself so not much time for the guitar any more.

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Alex Cooper

I have been trying to get back into playing the guitar, but I don't have a ton of time to devote to practicing. What style of music do you play?

And it's awesome that you became a dev because of C64! I grew up on fairly new technology, but I have a passion for old computers. I'd love to pick up a C64, Apple II, or anything like that!

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Alain Mauri

C64 was awesome at that time. I still have my original ( working ) one in Italy. Probably I will buy the replica they recently put out on the market, just to give my kids a glimpse on 80s IT

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Michael Tharrington (he/him)

A fellow guitar player, nice! 🎸

What type of music you like playing?

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Alain Mauri

I'm so bad at replying to comments... anyway mostly blues and rock-blues

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Michael Tharrington (he/him) • Edited

Same here music-wise! Blues is the way to go. 😎

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Alain Mauri

I brought here just a couple of my guitars, an 82 Made in Japan Fender Strat and a Yamaha APX 6.

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Michael Tharrington (he/him) • Edited

OOooo nice guitar selection there! I mostly play my acoustic electric (a Washburn) right now and sing a lot.

In fact, my band just recently posted a video of us from our first show if ya are interested. I don't play my guitar that much in this one, haha, but our lead guitarist is awesome!

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Alain Mauri

Cool video!