About me

My life, my path


๐Ÿ‘‹ Hello!

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๐Ÿค” Who are you?

I am a 30 yo frontend engineer. I am someone social, quite smily, with a team spirit and above all who loves to share and teach.

On my free time, I am playing ukulele ๐ŸŽธwhen I don't code nor play Heroes of the storm ๐ŸŽฎ

๐Ÿ“š My cursus, my path

I started to learn computer science when I was 18. Yep, I am not one of those who started coding Basic when they were 12! I first studied 2 year at the Nice-Sophia Antipolis University, then joined Polytech' Nice-Sophia for the last 3 years of my cursus. I was lucky to do a semester abroad, in Thailand. This experience was magic.

The last year of my cursus was an internship at Moving Player. I joined this small startup made of 5 talented people and developed native iOS apps (Objective-C) and mobile video games (Unity 3D, Corona SDK).

I learnt a lot at MP, however I decided to head toward web development and since then I did not regret it.

I first started my web journey at Amadeus, for lufthansa.com. Before I continue, if you're a recruiter and have an offer for Amadeus (like approx. everyone), please don't. Even if you read up to there which make you different from 99% recruiters, Java and big companies aren't for me. I appreciated working for Lufthansa, don't misunderstand me. But nothing to compare with my next experience...

We're in the end of 2015 and I had a plan to move to London for a year. I applied for a job at Badoo. At first, the idea was appealing and funny, but I was far to imagine how it would really be like.

At Badoo, they invest a lot in their developers. Fridges always full and free to serve. Free food morning, lunch, snack and dinner. Massages every day for lunch break. Big parties (worth multiple dozens of thousands of pounds) every month. They even booked a full hotel in a fairground park for all 500 employees a whole weekend to celebrate Badoo's 10 years. And the park was private for 1h for us, in the morning.

I could continue again and again on Badoo's advantages but unfortunately it was time for me to go back to France after those wonderful 14 months there.

I worked for a year at a startup called iWe, then finally found the "french Badoo", Ricardo.

It would be a bit unfair to compare both, because french laws make kind of hard to provide the same advantages Badoo proposed. However, Ricardo also invests a lot in their engineers, and in that way they are similar.

At Ricardo for example, we have engineering time, which allow us to assign ~20% of our time to side projects, not directly linked to ricardo.ch. As explained earlier, I love to share and teach, so it came naturally for me to give courses. First web courses to Simplon (16h), then React courses to 4th and 5th grade students at CampusID (20h).

I am working for Ricardo for about 2 years now, and it's not going to stop for now.

๐Ÿก When I go back home...

I heard about NodeJS in 2013. Since then, I knew I had to do something with it.

I first started personal projects, most of them are not online today. One was a friends' website, another one was an upload service, etc... All hosted on a virtualized OVH server (Kimsufi, actually), running on Ubuntu Server.

Other examples of my most recent personal projects are on the projects page.

๐Ÿ’ฐ Ok, and now?

I am not looking for a job at the moment. But if you think my profile can match what you're looking form, contact me ๐Ÿ™‚. Oh, and if you wanna show that you read up to here, prove it by writing "banana" in your message ๐Ÿ˜‰. I am only looking for React / Javascript positions.

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