Hello, I'm Francesco Sorge

I'm a student and a website and software developer.

About me

I was born in Padova (Italy) in 1997. I've been studying programming languages since I was 12. I first started by building a web browser for Windows 7 with Visual Basic. At 15, I built my first website which had also a very powerful and complex web app (see LightSchool for more details).

As my experience increased, I've been asked to build websites from scratch for my friends.

Now I'm 20 years old and I'm still building websites, software programs and learning new programming languages.


I graduated at EinaudiGramsci High School in Administration, Finance and Marketing with a specialization in Business information systems with a grade of 83 out of 100. My term paper is available here and here.

My school gave me a beginner level of Java and Microsoft Access. Besides that, I learned a lot of programming languages by myself such as: Visual Basic, HTML, CSS, JS (and Jquery), PHP, Ajax and Python. I have also improved my Java skills by attending a couple of english courses.

In 2017, I got my B2 level certification in English issued by Cambridge English scoring 180 out of 180 (C1 level) in the writing section.

I'm currently studying Computer science at University of Padova (Italy).


2009 - 2011

Ribbons Browser

A web browser with Microsoft Ribbon UI

Ribbons Browser used to have Microsoft Ribbon as its user interface (the same one used in Microsoft Office 2007) and, besides surfing the web, it also had bookmark, history and safe navigation features. It was also very customizable.
The project was rewritten from zero different times and it is now lost.
Ribbons Browser was made with Visual Basic and Visual Studio 2012 Ultimate.


Official forum signature

A signature created by me which became the official signature for "Windowsette" forum replacing the previous one.

Have a look >


Hack for Windows 8

A way to change "Start" text to whatever you want

Have you ever thinked to change the "Start" text in Windows 8? Well, it is as easy as drinking a coffee if you have the right application and some basic skill with .dll files.
Thanks to the hack I discovered it is now possibile. Follow the next steps to change "Start" text from Windows 8's immersive start menu to whatever you want.

Have a look >

2012-05-27 - 2016-09


My most important work until 2017!

At a first glance it might look a classic operating system with resizable and movable windows and a lot of settings such as setting wallpapers, changing taskbar and menu color and so on.
But it is a website! Built with pure HTML, CSS, Jquery and PHP, I created from scratch the whole system that manages dialog boxes, windows, the taskbar, the start menu and everything! An Android app was also available.
On november 2017, I decided to put it back online again as a demo.

 Check the beta >

LightSchool is now available on GitHub >

Fallout World Expansion

A mod for Bethesda Fallout 3 with more than 700 endorsements and almost 10k unique DLs

This mod opens up some game area that aren't explorable due to rubbles like in some DC areas.
It adds new areas to The Citadel (the Pentagon), a new way to get to Grayditch, a destroyed and esplorable White House, new police and Secret Service's cars and a lot more!

2015 - 2016


A school's team project with work-related learning

BioPatAgrium was a school project I partecipated with a team of about 30 students and 10 teachers. This project goal was to build an immaginary company by following the same-exact steps as you would do in the reality. We wrote a business plan, planned marketing strategies and a lot more. I was in charge of building the official website, the e-shop and an app (a mini-game) for Windows and Android.

 Try the app >

2016 - 2017


A school's team project with work-related learning

Similar to the previous one, but in COMFORTit I was the CEO of the company and my duties where to coordinate different departments, building the website and managing the whole digital aspect, doing graphical works and writing reports and reviewing others'.
You can try one of our product "HomeBoard", just go to the website and do a "test drive". The password for "EinaudiGramsci Scuola" account is "server2012".

Websites for third parties


VFLesport Have a look >


espertoenergia Have a look >


DerbySport Padova Have a look >


Sono Stefano Moretto, presidente della VFL Esport Asd. Abbiamo affidato a Francesco Sorge il compito di creare il nostro sito dopo aver visto le sue lodevoli qualità nel progetto LightSchool.
Siamo molto soddisfatti del suo lavoro, nella velocità d'esecuzione e costanza nell'assistenza.
Lo consigliamo perché sarà un onore in un futuro poter dire che una persona come lui ha seguito la crescita del nostro progetto. Stefano Moretto (presidente della VFL Esport Asd)
View in english

I am Stefano Moretto and I am the president of VFL Esport Asd. We hired Francesco Sorge in order to create our website after we saw his praiseworthy quality in the LightSchool project.
We are very satisfied about the job he has done, his fast work and his consistent assitance.
We recommend him because it will be an honor to say, in the future, that he worked and contributed to the growth of our project. Stefano Moretto (president of VFL Esport Asd)
View in original language (italian)



Medium knowledge. Basic troubleshooting and backup solution.


Master knowledge. Troubleshooting, system maintenance, backup solution and app developer (Visual Basic and C#).


Medium knowledge. Basic troubleshooting and backup solution.


Master knowledge. Troubleshooting, system maintenance, backup solution and app developer (Java).

Microsoft Office

Medium/high knowledge. Word, Excel (with formulas), Powerpoint, Outlook, OneNote, Access (and Microsoft SQL).

Graphic designer

Medium knowledge. Using Paint.NET with some plugins.

Contact me

On LinkedIn

By email at .