In the IT industry for many years, Frédéric Harper started as a web and mobile developer. Having worked in different types of enterprises, from startups to companies like Microsoft and Mozilla, he has diversified experience.
For the last couple of years, Frédéric uses his social skills to evangelize different technologies amongst his peers. Today, as a Sr. Technical Evangelist at Immun.io, Fred help web developers to secure their applications. Experienced speaker with more than 100 talks under his belt, he travels the world to share his passion and expertise of technologies. Proud of his journey, and for the benefit of others, Frédéric published the "Success in Programming: How to Gain Recognition, Power, and Influence Through Personal Branding” book under the Apress banner. As a serial entrepreneur, Fred created the Festival Geek de Montréal (GeekFestMtl), has established a networking group for developers named YulDev, co-founded the user group HTML5mtl and was the instigator of the first FailCamp in Montreal.
In parallel with his other projects, Frédéric Harper blogs for several years at outofcomfortzone.net and is proudly wearing his geek t-shirts that made his trademark.
About this blogOut of Comfort Zone is the personal and professional blog of Fred. He used this blog to talk about any day-to-day subject, but also to publish blog posts he did on other websites. You will be able to read topics in English or in French around three main areas: brainer, no-brainer and techno. The techno category contains everything technical or related to the developers' world. If a blog post is not around IT stuff, and it's a blog post with some reflexion around society, life or anything else, you will be able to read it in the brainer category. The last, but not least category is for everything that required to brain power to digest: pictures I want to share, funny things that happened to me. It's the kind of things you usually share on Twitter in less than 140 characters. I hope you will have as much fun to read all my blog posts than I had fun to write them.If you like my content or my work, and want to say thanks you, donate via my Amazon Wish List.
Always in the goal of being transparent as a blogger, I think it could be a good idea to have a disclosure page that will list who I work for, my affiliations with products and things like this. You will also notice that I mention when someone gives me something for free or to review in the blog post. Please note that I review only things I'd love, or things I want to share with you.
- I'm working at Immun.io.
- I worked at Mozilla.
- I worked at Microsoft Canada.
- I worked at IBI Solutions Inc.
- I worked at 123Certification Inc.
- I am the founder of Festival Geek de Montréal (French website) also known as Geekfest Montreal.
- I am the founder of Portrait de blogueurs (French video podcast).
- I am the founder of We are Geeks (French audio podcast with an English name).
- I am the founder of FailCamp Montreal.
- I am the co-founder of HTML5mtl.
- I use Amazon affiliate links.
- I use SnorgTees affiliate links.
- I am a affiliate member on ShareASale.
- I was on the board of Directors of W3Québec.
Editorial policyWorking on it!
In the medias
In this page, I will try to make a list of traditional and social media where I participated in the past. I will also list media that talked or asked me to talk about some of my projects. This list is not up to date...
2014-06-06 - TechVibes Montreal Hosts Social Good Hackathon, Tackles Issues Like Water Scarcity, and Gender Bias
2014-07-10 - Amod Narvekar Firefox OS Hackathon at IITB
2011-03-10 - Les Tontons Les Tontons au GeekFest Montréal 2011
2011-03-05 - Mise à Jour sur VOX Spécial Geek
2011-03-05 - Cybermaniax Port-Mortem du Geekfest
2011-03-01 - The Concordian Days before the event, CEO of GeekFest Montreal tells all
2011-03-01 - Triplex, le blogue de Radio-Canada Les médias sociaux, un incontournable en organisation d’événements