I'm Roberto Maurizzi from Bologna, Italy but currently living in Abu Dhabi, UAE.
Interested in animation production "since forever", anime lover since the end of the Seventies and all-around animation lover since maybe 20 years ago
My main fields of work (the one that pays the bills) are programming, computer systems engineering and networking, plus the usual dose of project management.
My objective is to open an animation production company to tell the types of story I like most and I decided I need an open source toolchain and workflow to be able to have the required artistic and productive "freedom".
I got interested in BEER because I think "we" need a NPR system that doesn't work as a "special case" of a realistic shader and because I want to build up my knowledge of Blender by following a real project.
Oh, almost forgot: I can write but I'm really really bad with most art-oriented efforts... ^___^;