Christian Benvenuti received his masters degree in Computer Science at
the University of Bologna in Italy. He collaborated for a few years
with the International Center for Theoretical Physics (ICTP) in
Trieste, where he developed ad-hoc software based on the Linux kernel,
was a scientific consultant for a project on remote collaboration, and
served as an instructor for several training sessions on networking.
The trainings, held mainly in Europe, Africa, and South America were
all based on Linux systems and addressed to scientists from developing
countries, where the ICTP has been promoting Linux for many years. He
occasionally collaborates with a non-profit organization founded by
ICTP members, Collaborium.org, to continue promoting Linux on
In the past few years he worked as a software engineer for Cisco
Systems in the Silicon Valley, where he focused on Layer two
switching, high availability, and network security.