Falling in love with computer science is something that happens early in the life of a software engineer. As you guess, Simon was no exception. When he was a teenager, he built his first web sites. At the beginning it was just for him. But quickly after he worked for friends and small companies. Then he completed his studies and decided to work full time on web projects.
His first job was the opportunity to learn several development languages like PHP, Ada, or Java. It was a good first experience and provide him with a broad range of programming skills. With that new competences in his luggages, he was able to join Theodo, a very successful French consulting company. They built their fame from their talents and strict application of agile methodolgies.
So, when Simon joined them, aside of developing, he studied the SCRUM methodology. He learned how to make a team efficient trough close collaboration. User stories, burndown charts, retrospective leading and conflict solving technics joined his toolbox. He performed so well, that he became coach to motivate other employees and help them good SCRUM practitioner. That way he made them deliver proper work to clients.
Of course he was still involved in the technical aspects. Through his missions he worked on the architecture of numerous projects for big companies and successful startups like TheFork.com or MyFox. On his spare time he built his own photo sharing projet. But that was not enough for him, as a hobby and professionnally, he learnt devops via configuration management, especiall with Ansible.
But improving yourself at doing something arouse your thirst of bigger challenges. So, when Simon discovered the Cozy project at Open World Forum he knew immediately what he should do. He already had his own server and loved the mission. Soon after, he decided to contact us. We discussed several time to finally find a match. Our mobile application was lacking of a full time developer. He liked the idea of working on mobile app and make it a future proxy of data from the Cozy.
With a strong agile knowledge, self-hosting experience and extensive coding skills, Simon will be a key player in our team. You probably noticed the many progress of the mobile application during the last months. And it’s something that is going even faster! By the way, Simon is also the first nomad worker of the team. We hope he will share his experience on working from Costa Rica on this blog ;)!