Title

Senior Program Manager

Redmond, WA

Summary

I grew up in the suburbs of beautiful Paris where I enjoyed a happy, nerdy childhood. At age 10, I got my first computer, a TI-99/4A. Two years later, I self-published my first video game, and sold thousands of copies. This is about the time when I met Fabien, the beginning of a lifelong friendship. Together, we built an ambitious adventure game on the Atari 800XL.

At age 20, I got accepted at École Normale Supérieure de Lyon where I studied physics and mathematics and then got myself a PhD in Mathematical Physics (my thesis title was "Ternary Algebraic Structures"). After that, I decided that I had understood all the mysteries of the world (joking). Wanting to go back to computer stuff, I joined a small web agency where I built what was probably the first CMS based on the nascent .NET platform.

Microsoft recruited me shortly after that and moved me and my family across the Atlantic to work on building the next version of ASP.NET. During the eight years I spent there, I evangelized for the Open Source philosophy, participated in the adoption of jQuery and founded the effort to develop the Orchard CMS.

In 2011, I co-founded Nwazet with Fabien, with the goal of freeing our imaginations and materializing our ideas in alignment with our convictions about openness.

Positions

  • SDE II

    Microsoft

    From: April 2003 to: January 2009

  • Senior Program Manager

    Microsoft

    From: January 2009 to: January 2012

  • Founder, Director of Creativity

    Nwazet

    From: August 2011 to: Current

  • Benevolent Dictator

    Orchard

    From: September 2011 to: September 2013

  • Member of the Steering Committee

    Orchard

    From: September 2011 to: Current

  • CTO

    Magnitude

    From: January 1998 to: April 2003

  • Senior Program Manager

    Microsoft

    From: June 2015 to: Current

Skills

ASP.NET
Orchard
MVC
JavaScript
C#
Python