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Marco Arena

( Marco Arena )



Marco Arena is a Computer Engineer and a Community Hacker.

Since the end of 2019, Marco has worked at Tetra Pak as an Automation and Digital Technology Expert. From 2011 to 2019, Marco has served the Ferrari F1 Racing Team as a Software Engineer and C++ Specialist.

Behind the scenes, Marco defines himself a "Community Hacker": he's actively involved in the foundation, management and support of tech communities and events in Italy, although this is a side activity. The term "hacker" is just because he is an autodidact and many times he resorts to experiments and stopgaps to achieve community targets. Throughout the journey, he developed a strong passion for coaching and personal development.

In 2013 he founded ++it ( the Italian C++ Community) to meet and exchange stories with other C++ professionals in Italy. In 2014 he joined the group of editors of
In 2016 he created Coding Gym (, a programming lab and community currently active in 5 cities (Modena, Padua, Milan, Rome and Bari). In 2016 Marco joined the staff of "ConoscereLinux" ( or the Linux User Group (LUG) based in Modena.
In 2020, he co-founded ML Modena (, the first and only open community dedicated to Artificial Intelligence in the Modena area.

He contributes the ecosystem as a blogger and speaker, not only about C++. His vision on life and work recalls Bruce Lee's philosophy: "the best fighter is someone who can adapt on any style".

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