Davide Semenzin develops and maintains the Internet Archive books digitization systems and scan centers, from the book scanning software to the backend services, scan center deployment and automation.
He studied Computer Science in Italy and got his MSc from Utrecht University in 2013. He co-founded and ran a cloud computing business in roles ranging from services and network engineering to devops and orchestration. An avid Borges reader, Davide has been interested in libraries long before joining the Archive: notably, he’s been involved in Digital Humanities and Digital Libraries through the Berkeley Prosopography Services project at UC Berkeley since 2012 as a core developer.
When his free time doesn’t look like work (computers and books), he likes to fly airplanes, fly on airplanes, and play with lasers.