Developer Antonio Mangiacapra

I knew that Syde has very good developers and works on sophisticated client projects. So I wanted to get on board.

In this article, we want to introduce Antonio Mangiacapra, our Developer. When Antonio joined our agency as a WordPress Engineer in September 2020, we asked her to answer a few questions to get to know him a little better.

This is Antonio Mangiacapra

Antonio Mangiacapra lives in Milan, Italy.

There are two photos. On the left side there is Antonio taking a selfie with a colorful umbrella hat. On the right side, Antonio is sitting on an inflatable Flamingo.
Antonio in action

How would you describe yourself?

I am a very curious person. I like to experiment, and I am the first in the queue for new activities. Some unusual activities that I tried are parasailing, wakeboarding, indoor skydiving, and paintball. Still, I don’t want to portray myself as a crazy-all-the-time guy. I actually can be very quiet and I also have a hidden lazy side. So I enjoy sticking to my daily routines, having time for myself and my thoughts, reading a good book, watching a good movie, drawing or cooking a good meal. As I am always an optimistic person, I try never to forget this quote: “If the problem has a solution, worrying is pointless. If the problem has no solution, there is no reason to worry”.

How do you spend your spare time?

I like reading a lot, mostly no-fiction and I usually pick up books on very different topics. Moreover, I enjoy very much watching good movies, but rarely TV shows. I also like to draw, mostly black ink, but I am trying to approach acrylic painting as well. Also, I’ve just started again Vinyasa Yoga. However, let’s say that I can hardly stick with a hobby or a sport for too long.

Antonio’s way to Syde

I studied information technology at high school, so I did the first year of university, but I didn’t like it so much for many reasons and I wanted to start working, so I could learn and practice by myself. For a couple of years, I worked in some small web agencies. I always worked with WordPress, and I was looking for a job as most flexible as possible, so after these experiences, I started to sell WordPress Themes on ThemeForest. I’ve been self-employed for more than two years. Then, I’ve been employed by a product company in Milan for two years before moving to Syde, which much more satisfies my flexibility needs and culture.

The fact that WordPress is the leading technology in the CMS ecosystem and Syde is working 100% remotely have been perfect starting points for me. Furthermore, Syde seemed to take care of the quality of their products and services. I knew that this company has very good developers and works on sophisticated client projects, so I wanted to have a try. After the first video calls, I understood that also the company culture was very nice and I really wanted to get on board.

Questions to Syder Antonio 

We asked Antonio Mangiacapra a few personal questions to learn more about him:

Who is your favorite cartoon character?

Bugs Bunny.

Which job did you do when you were in school?

Delivery boy for a flower shop.

What was the last book you read?

A Fortune-Teller Told Me ‒ Tiziano Terzani.

What is the best present you ever got?

Hard to say now, but probably my first computer, it’s been a real surprise.

If you had a superpower, what would that be?

Teleportation, maybe.

What is your favorite movie?

I don’t have a favorite one. But one of the latest that I loved is Jojo Rabbit.

What is on your bucket list?

Many comics, some books and some stuff to draw.

You get stuck in the elevator for many hours and there’s a song playing in a continuous loop, what song would that be?

Just a relaxing one and with a low volume please! =)

What was the best advice you ever got?

“You lived what anybody gets. You got a lifetime. No more. No less.” ‒ Neil Gaiman in The Sandman, Volume43.

What is the best part of your personality?

I always try to find the good side of everything.

What do you like most about your city?

All the chances it offers, they can fit everyone.

What are you really good at?

Being late. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

About what would your friends say “that’s typical you”?

Very competitive at play.

Which of your favorite TV shows is not on the air anymore?

The Mentalist.

What is the best meal you can cook on your own?

Pasta with broccoli and sausage.

What would be the slogan of your life?

“As you grow older, you’ll find the only things you regret are the things you didn’t do” ‒ Zachary Scott.

Superman, Batman, or Spider-Man?

Batman.

By the way: The Syde Team is 100% remote

This enables us to bring together the best minds in the world in one team. You want to learn more about our way of working and the Syders? Take a look inside Syde!