I worked on the search for Supersymmetry in the ATLAS experiment at the Large Hadron Collider at CERN, Geneva, Switzerland. Also, I taught physics and programming at the university.
I continued working on the search for supersymmetry on the ATLAS experiment on the LHC at CERN.
I conceived features, write detailed specs and draw sketches and wireframe and closely followed the development process in an agile and SCRUM-friendly team.
I contributed to the development of highly-complex and modular Python-driven C++ code. I also took part in the development of a multi-variate adjustment software for physics parameter determination.
I wrote my first UI in C++ using Qt. Before I knew anything about frameworks like Django or Ruby on Rails, I wanted to create a simple Python web app that would render HTML without templates. The UI would be written in python itself, like people do on desktop.
Did I mention I was a music fan? Over the years I created and curated two music blogs. Review Plaza in 2002, a CMS written from scratch in PHP. Black Northern Beat in 2009 built on top of Wordpress. None of them is online anymore.
In addition to contributing to the main app's features, I worked on a number of personal projects. One of the core features of Official.fm's product are full-screen, fully customizable promo pages for tracks and playlists. They stem from a prototype I wrote using Ruby on Rails. Also I wrote experimental tools such as Suite Up!, a web app to manage manual test suites across multiple browsers and Officiel, a primitive Google Docs-like.
Thanks to these various bands, I have acquired stage and studio experience, as a band as well as as a solo artist.
Whenever I write a song I immediately record a fully produced demo in my home studio using Logic Audio. Listen here.
I like to see my music tastes as a timeline, starting in the mid-50's with e.g. Elvis and Buddy Holy, into the swinging 60's with e.g. The Beatles, The Kinks or The Doors, the 70's with e.g. Led Zeppelin, The Who, Sex Pistols, The Clash, then forward to the 90's with e.g. Oasis, Blur, Supergrass, Suede, Nirvana, Foo Fighters, The Divine Comedy, the noughties with Arctic Monkeys, The White Stripes, Kasabian, The Strokes, BRMC and finally the 10's with The Vaccines, Miles Kane, Bombay Bicycle Club along with a string of small indie artists.