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. 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. I love to sit down and write code. It used to be dirty code at first, but it is more and more heading towards elegance and simplicity. If I consider myself (still) as a beginner web developer, I do have great ambition, a strong work ethic and the willingness to constantly 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 September 2018 actively looking for an internship and 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.
I've been together in love with Chintana, my Finnish girlfriend for almost 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.Learn about my journey
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 et realisation of a Wordpress site for an Original jazz world trio (harp trumpet, percussions) I am part of, based in Aix-en-Provence, South France
Conception and realisation of a trilingual website in German/English/French hard 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 his beauty that we can perceive 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. 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 September 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.