I’m a software engineer with a hands-on business mindset. I craft tailored software solutions to help people and businesses simplify their tasks and achieve their goals. My professional interest is primarily mobile development, and I’m currently working to strengthen my data science and business skills to bring together my various interests and build a more diverse and experienced professional figure. I also enjoy automating processes to increase efficiency and focus on what matters to me: deliver qualitative results and meaningful products that can help people, written with clean code.

I studied Computer Science at the University of Milan, and moved to Helsinki in 2017 for a one-semester exchange program. I quickly fell in love with the city and its nature, and decided to stay. For the past two years I’ve been working at Codemate as mobile developer, where I also enjoy taking part in the managerial and design sides of projects.

In my spare time I tend to forget about technology and appreciate what nature and art have to offer. I grew up as an alpinist and competitive triathlete, currently I mainly climb and compete in sailing races. I’m also an avid classical music listener, recreational mathematician, opera singer hobbyist and mechanical watch enthusiast.

I'm open for new professional adventures. If interested, contact me on LinkedIn or at alessandro.aime@aol.com.

Blog

5 December 2019

Reverse engineering the UE Boom bluetooth protocol

Hacking a UE Boom speaker and making the remote power feature available to all the HomeKit users.

9 April 2017

Solution for macOS Sierra battery time indicator

Writing an intrusive but fast Alfred workflow to check the battery time.

3 March 2017

Reverse engineering the Strava Suffer Score algorithm

Making the Strava Suffer Score algorithm available to all the Movescount users.

3 November 2015

Randomising episodes selection of my favourite TV show

An engineeristic approach to randomise my watchlist of Friends episodes.

Projects

homebridge-ueboom

Homebridge plugin to remotely control UE Boom speakers. Turn on the speaker from your HomeKit app, include it into scenes and automations and enjoy the music. See the related post for technical details.

Keltapyörä

iOS app for Helsinki public bikes: search for available bikes or parking spots, start the timer and get notified when time is running out. The app uses open data provided by HSL and is available in English, Swedish and Finnish. In use by hundreds of people on a daily basis, it will soon be open sourced.

FairMate

iOS/Android app to help students during recruitment events. An idea of mine, developed in collaboration with Codemate and Aalto University. Selected as the official app for the 2018 Aalto TalentIT Fair.