Tommy Nicito

Senior Developer

Senior Developer, Tommy, hails from Italy but his favourite holiday destination is Greece, and he'd love to have the ability to fly.  Let's find out more about him, and his rather strong opinions on "Italian" food...!

Where did you grow up? 

I grew up in the south of Italy, then moved to Rome where I lived until I moved to Glasgow in January 2015 to join Firefish. 

We're very flattered you swapped Rome for Glasgow!  What do you like best about working at Firefish? 

Well, of course I love the free coffee!  But what's most important to me is that I have a challenging role with lots of variety.

We suspect you may be quite an impressive singer!  What's your favourite song to belt out when you think no-one's listening? 

It has to be an Italian song called Saliro’ by Daniele Silvestri.  There’s a very funny video on YouTube where he’s singing, and there’s some “interesting” dancing happening next to him! (Tommy's right, the dancing is quite a sight! Check it out from the 35 second mark here

What do you get up to when you're not at the Aquarium? 

I like to spend time with my cats, munch on some cashew nuts while watching Netflix or reading, and I also do some volunteer work. 

We've heard that you have some strong opinions on food in the UK...

Don't get me started..!  Don't tell me that pineapple on pizza is proper food...and DEFINITELY don't tell me that spaghetti bolognese is made to a proper Italian recipe in the UK.  I'm Italian - I know it's not!