Julien

System Engineer, Developer, UI Designer

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Background

I've worked for 15 years as a web & mobile developper, UI designer, system engineer and project manager.
With experience as an entrepreneur from the age of 16, as a freelance, in a web agency and as a CTO at a larger company in which I'm currently employed near Nantes (44).

I've toyed with lots of opensource technologies related to security hardening, high-availability/redundancy, performance/latency and so on, mostly on UNIX systems. Debian being my favorite.

Apart from system architecture and administration I work on web applications interfaces from scratch or using CSS/JS Frameworks such as Bootstrap, Foundation or Semantic UI.My backend specialty is PHP which I've grown to be extremely efficient with. In the past I've also used more decent languages like Perl, Python and Ruby in a lesser extent. I mostly develop using my own MVC framework Polyfony, inspired by Symfony and Laravel but tailored to favour my inclination towards simplicity and efficiency.
This allows me to have impressive results in terms of production time compared to most developers. Feel free to browse my portfolio to see some of my work.

I've studied most radical anti-technology philosophers, this has a huge impact on the way I approach technology-related issues and solutions in my day to day work.

About 17 years ago, I've worked in the graphics industry under the wing of a very good graphics designer, and kept a strong affinity for design, fonts, and overall aesthetics. That strong and rigorous print background helps me a lot in producing ergonomic and nice looking softwares. From time to time I also get back on InDesign, Photoshop & Illustrator to produce visual identities, leaftlets, sales prochures or even mailings templates.Also, having scored 980 on 990 at TEOIC in 2009, I am fluent in english.

I do like challenges, learning new stuff and delivering ergonomic, fast and reliable IT solutions to make my colleagues and clients happier.

On average, my monthly intake of new knowledge is around 50 hours (on my freetime). To that, my current employer adds an R&D day per week.
I mainly learn in the fields of IT security (DEFCON conferences, BlackHAT, MISC mag, Hackernews, Threatpost...), energy systems, acoustics, electronics, chemistry, mechanical engineering and anything science or philosophy related. Turns out, skills and practices from other fields can often be transposed and improve IT systems.
I'm particullary found of autopsy reports. Being NTSB/USCSB accident reports, IT post-mortems on blogs, or even the occasional human autopsy. All help in learning what and how things can go wrong.

PHP

Javascript

HTML/CSS

UI Design

GNU/Linux

Adobe CS

SPF, DKIM, JSON, XML, RPC, JQUERY, MOOTOOLS, BOOTSTRAP, RSYNC, SSH, CHROOT, KNOCKD, PORTSENTRY, BASH, CRON, NGINX, LIGHTTPD, APACHE, FPM, MVC, SSL, SVN, GIT, DRBD, VIRTUALBOX, GTK, QT, ODBC, LVM, RAID, FAIL2BAN, LOGWATCH, DOCECOT, POSTFIX, SQUID, POLIPO, PROXY, SMB, LAUNCHD, LUKS, HIAWATHA, SHTTPD, THTTPD, ODBC, ORACLE, POSTGRESQL, MYSQL, MEMCACHE, SQLITE, PXE, COMPOSER, GRUNT, NPM, SASS, APC, DM-CACHE, XEN, PROXMOX

About 17 years ago, I've worked in the graphics industry, and kept a strong taste for design, fonts, and overall aesthetics.

On occasion, I get back on InDesign, Photoshop & Illustrator.

I do like challenges, learning new stuff and delivering premium IT solutions to make my colleagues happier.

Outside of the office I like running with my dog, promoting animals rights, machining steel, picking locks, reading, MTB, growing organic food, photography, shooting guns, hifi, drifting my electric car or riding my electric motorcycle. I'm at the office a lot though !