I tell you a story. On Sunday I attended to the wedding of one our Best Alumni, Andrea Vaccaro, 1st Silicon Valley Study Tour 2005. Andrea, at that time undergrad in electronic engineering, after the Tour strongly wished to find a master thesys in Silicon Valley. We worked a lot with Jeff Capaccio to reach the goal, and finally we succeeded...Thanks to Alessandro Ratti, manager at LNBL , Berkeley, Andrea moved there in 2007. He found a house by a very tall , nice american engineer, Tom, a Googler. I met "talltom" for the first time on Sunday, at the Andrea wedding, where he was together with other ten american Andrea friends from the Silicon Valley time...Andrea, thanks to that experience, started a career path that brought him , 29, to be the Liason manager in Honolulu- Hawaii, for the project of Metro, held by his actual company Ansaldo STS.
I introduced me to Tom as " who brought Andrea in Silicon Valley" and Tom " Great to meet you Paolo, you changed my life meeting Andrea....come to Google this summer with your Silicon Valley Study Tour Group"...
It will be the 14th ....7 years after Andrea 1st...great story....happy of being the mentor of these 130+ guys and girls!