I am a French artist. I've been a professional harp player for many years and am now heading towards a career as a web developer, a world that I've been exploring since 2004. As much as I love to play music in front of an audience and touch people's hearts with my compositions and free improvisations, I love to connect to people by coding. It is my joy to sit down and write code. I am heading to write my code towards more and more elegance and simplicity. I do have the ambition to deliver excellent work, a strong work ethic and the willingness to constantly learn and grow.
My aspiration is to learn to create great applications that are simple, functional, beautiful and fun to work with. Together in an uplifting team of developers.
That's why I just moved to Tampere, Finland in November 2018 actively looking for a job as a web developer. I think that you Finns have one of the best mix of innovative work culture, high technological standards, and the drive to deliver and to create value for others. That's where I feel my new home is. I'm here to serve!
My values are about respect, caring and service. I value differences and openness. I am more for collaboration than competition, except when it is used as a constructive and stimulating way. I believe anybody can learn, grow and reach their dreams. I am optimistic and am cultivating gratitude on a daily basis. I love to challenge myself, exercise courage and discipline, and also grow in love and patience. I cherish natural medicine, healthy food, exercise (I love running, yoga and kettlebell) and contact with nature... even diving in cold lakes :-)
I've been together in love with Chintana, my Finnish girlfriend for 10 years now and we have a beautiful 6 year old boy together called Elian who just started to go to the Steiner kindergarten in Tampere. We are happy to settle now in Tampere and eager to meet new people here.Discover my skills
A course project to configure a burger by adding ingredients, entering contact details and save orders in a database.
As my certification project I did in 4 days the working backend of a (fake) ebook download side.
As my blank certification project I did in 4 days the working backend of a (fake) events agenda side.
I coded this app as part of the Web Development Bootcamp online course by Colt Steele
I coded this app as part of the Web Development Bootcamp online course by Colt Steele
Conception and realisation of a multilingual wordpress website for my partner Chintana Seppä, who is a practitioner in Craniosacral Biodynamics, an excellent massage therapist and a dance therapy workshops leader.
Conception and realisation of a HTML5/CSS3 multilingual website for a German jazz trio I was part of. 2018 : update, responsive design, cleaner design and code.
Realisation of a multilingual website with HTML/CSS/PHP for a bed & breakfast near Cologne, Germany.
Conception and realisation of a trilingual website in German/English/French, hard coded and hand coded in HTML/CSS/PHP for the German sculptor and paintor Thomas Hamann. Thomas was a very good friend of mine and an internationally recognized artist who was regularly having exhibitions in an important art gallery in Paris.
Update Aril 9th 2018 : Thomas or "Tom" as we used to call him left us yesterday, taken by a cancer. I am touched by the beauty of this heart that we can feel in his art and grateful to have been his friend. He was a man with a big heart and depth of being. All my thoughts of gratitude and love are flying towards him. He lived a good and fulfilled life and made people happy around him. I and all those who knew him will always remember him.
Born in 1975 in a musicians family in Cherbourg, Normandy, I've been surrounded by music since even before my birth. I did frequent trips to Ireland with my father as a child, where I discovered a passion for traditional Irish music. I learned the tin-whistle, the concertina, the Celtic harp. I got early experience of playing in front of an audience by playing on the street with my father as a teenager. Later I also took jazz piano lessons, learned the basics of drums, oriental and afro percussions and the trumpet to later focus on the harp, playing my own compositions: meditative music, improvisation, Latin jazz, Afro-Celtic adventures.
I've always been a fast learner, I had good grades at school in almost every subject. I developed early on the skills to know how to get resources as an autodidact and to take charge of my own learning journey. With a strong rational mind, I did a scientific baccalaureate (mathematics and physics) in 1993 and had high grades in English and German as well. I then studied music and got a university degree in music in Rennes. I won awards and prices as a harp player and improviser.
Music has brought me both a sense of rigorous structured and disciplined thinking and an openness for intuition and creativity. I developed good team playing and communication skills, knowing how to listen and to bring emotion together.
Focusing on playing my own compositions on the harp I travelled the world. I played in international jazz festivals with different bands. With a natural talent for languages, I've been living in different coutries: my first 22 years in France, then 3 years in Canada, 10 years in Germany, then back to France, to finally move to Tampere, Finland in November 2018. I became fluent in English and German and got a basic conversational level of Finnish since when we met with my Finnish girlfriend 10 years ago. I've been travelling through all Europe: the UK, Ireland, Belgium, Holland, Luxembourg, Italy, Croatia, Spain, Portugal, Switzerland, Germany, Austria, Ukraine, Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Finland... and outside Europe: around 6 times to India, 3 years in Canada, to the USA, South Korea and Australia.
These frequent travels have deeply expanded my mind, have brought me an openness for people, a respect for differences, a strong sense of communication and good listening skills. I am practicing and deepening my English skills daily by constantly researching, actively learning with video courses, podcasts, youtube, which is really coming handy for web development of course, and for finding just any resource on any subject, aspiring to keeping myself on the cutting edge and connecting everywhere to meaningful people.
I soon became fluent in finding online resources to achieve any goal, be it to encrypt an email address, include a gallery with jQuery, a navigation in PHP or configure a payment gateway. I've enjoyed more and more these challenges that constantly require me to learn, adapt and grow.
In January 2018 my father died and this started a questioning of my career path. As a retired music teacher and violin player himself, he was supporting myself financially and encouraging me to focus on my music. Even though I've been enjoying touching people's hearts with my music, I didn't have enough concerts to sustain myself and my family financially with music only in a stable way, especially now that so much music is available for free. And I prefer to keep music as independant as possible from financial pressure. So I was looking for an alternative career path.
I see myself working with a team of passionate developers in a company that has a nice spirit of excellence, of collaboration, of technological innovation, that delivers great value and ease of use for customers. A company where people can be themselves and are thriving, are caring and helping each other to be the best version of themselves.
On a technical level I see myself learning React and ReactNative, Node.js, maybe Vue.js, experimenting with graphQL, mongoDB, building Restful APIs, being flexible enough to dive into whichever technology and tools will be relevant for my work along the way.
I will continue to play music and compose, travel from times to times for concerts and meeting friends, in a way that feels relaxed, refreshing, freed and backed up financially by my stable job as a web developer.
I see myself settling down in Tampere, buying our own house close to the nature, enjoying seeing our now 6-year old son Elian growing, speaking both French and Finnish, happy and in close contact to his Finnish grandparents and his 7 cousins of around the same age. I want to be the best version of myself and provide a secure base, financially and emotionally, so that my family can thrive and we can create positive ripples and inspire other people as well by doing meaningful work and touching other people's hearts. That's how I see my contribution in creating a better world.