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About

I’m a Computer Sciences Engineering student and a Front-End Web Developer. I’m passionate about writing beautiful and effective code for powerful user interfaces.

I love open-source software and fighting for a free and open web for everyone.

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Work Experience

In the summers of 2014, 2015 and 2016 I worked as an Intern at the Firefox Engineering Team.

Currently I’m working as an Intern at the Firefox Activity Stream project. We are changing the way the browser deals with your navigation history.

In 2015 I worked at the password manager team, building better user interfaces. Take a look at this blog post where I write about what I did.

In 2014 I implemented support for high DPI displays (Retina) in favicons and some other front-end awesomeness.

For 10 months in 2012/13 I worked for École Française de Comptabilité, a leader in distance education in France. In charge of redeveloping the complete web environment, I managed to increase the conversion rate of the main web site by more than 120%.

I’ve been working as a freelance web developer since 2008, mostly using the LAMP stack and most recently MERN stack.

Education

I’m currently enrolled as a Computer Sciences Engineering student at INSA Lyon, in France. In 2015 I did an exchange semester at Chalmers University of Technology, in Gothenburg, Sweden. I will graduate in September 2016! You can hire me!

I have a DUT (associates degree) in IT from University Lyon 1, obtained in 2013. In my final project, I lead a team of four through the development of a Git-based data warehouse and web interface. This self-hosted cloud storage and sharing system was developed for the laboratory of biometry and evolution biology.

Other fun stuff

I love to contribute code and be part of open-source software communities, like Mozilla Firefox. One personal project I’ve been working on is BZ Board, an easier Bug Management Interface. It’s a Kanban board to help teams and developers at Mozilla to manage their work.

I volunteered at the WWW Conference 2012, in Lyon/France.

I worked at the Technical Solidarity Lab at UFRJ, making a web portal for the Favela of “City of God” (Cidade de Deus). In this project, we did some action research using the process of developing a new web site as a mean of social change.

Technical Expertise

Web development

  • Javascript: Node.js, Express, React, Redux
  • PHP: Laravel, Codeigniter
  • HTML 5, CSS 3, XUL, XBL

General development

  • C/C++
  • Java
  • Python
  • Haskell

Databases

  • MySQL
  • MongoDB
  • Oracle

Software Engineering

  • Version control (Git, Mercurial)
  • Agile development, SCRUM
  • Design patterns
  • Test-driven development