My name is Mario Ferraro and I've begun my contributions to OpenStreetMap thanks to GSoC 2008
I suggest you to visit my Wordpress blog, in which you can find all infos about my OSM activity and OSM software developing.
About Osmarender Frontend project
Linux Day Rome 2008
Linux Day Rome 2008 about OpenStreetMap
I'm not so active in mapping, but I've mapped something in Rome and in Sardinia... and planning to map more in the future everywhere I can :)