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I had my first experience with programming in 1980, as part of my
extra-curricular activity in high school. Our group had access
to a Tandy
TSR-80 and a SMT-Goupil 1 (the slowest machine I've ever
seen). We did program small games and experienced first-hand
the joy of programming and debugging in BASIC, assembly and octal.
After a short stint in the French Navy, during which I received a
technician diploma in electronics, I joined in 1984 the now defunct Mikros
Technologies, where I soon became lead R&D developer for
custom printing applications. All applications were written in
PASCAL under VAX-VMS.
In 1987, I left France and moved to San Francisco, California,
where I planned to stay for a few months, I stayed 8 years ! I
pefected my english while holding various small jobs, until I joined
(aka ICON) where I stayed for about 5 years. That was a great
job, where I did and learned a lot. On the electronics side, I
was in charge of hardware debugging, some digital sub-design, QA of
finished product, construction, prototyping... you name it. I
also did programming of Microchip
PIC devices, DOS-based real-time applications in C,
Assembler and BASIC, as well as Windows-based apps in Visual Basic
and Borland C/C++. It is during that time I met Michael Starks
of 3DTV Corp and did a bit of
consulting for him.
Around 1989 I got my own PC and got my first experience in
3D-programming, my first personnal project was a DOS-based 3D rubik
cube, where I programmed all libraries, including an SVGA library
and a complete 3D polygon rendering engine with texture mapping
written in assembler (about 15,000 lines of code).
I moved to Montreal in 1994. where I soon landed a job with Autolog, where I was put in
charge of designing the base system for their new generation of
real-time controlers. The new C++ system was based on Phar Lap
ETS, a Win32-compatible kernel, and was serviceable from the
internet I also developed and installed on site the first
applications with the new system, most notably chariots.
After the project entered its production phase, I left Autolog
and joined the Diva
team at Eicon
Technology (now Eicon networks) as a technical leader, it was my
first experience in managing a team, and I can say it went rather
well. Our job was to develop and maintain the Diva-ISDN
Windows device drivers. While there, I attended several
Windows-related seminars in Seattle at Microsoft, and in Dallas at
Dell. Also this job took me quite often to Stuttgart, which
allowed me to learn some german as well.
Unfortunately, the team at Eicon was decimated when the telecom
bubble burst in 2001, and I was laid-off along with their entire
Montreal development team.
Right after that, the job market in Montreal was quite bleak for
programmers, so to keep busy, I started repairing musical equipment
and soon could make a living off that in Montreal, where I know a
lot of musicians. A friend of mine introduced me to
Michel who needed expertise for the Pixy
project, for which I did hardware and software design.
But, the project seems stalled for lack of funds.
I moved back to France, in La Rochelle in 2004, for personnal
reasons, and since there is no IT-related job market here, I created
another electronics repair shop, but the maket here is just too
small. So I had to close in June 2006. I am now looking
for new opportunities, I also am doing personnal research in
If you want to reach me, drop me a line at firstname.lastname@example.org