Tag: #Experience

Getting the best out of your design with Responsive Web Design at Devoxx UK

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First time in London and first time at Devoxx UK, I had the pleasure to present about Responsive Web Design. I was quite happy with the turn out; attendees were sitting on the floor, as Devoxx is a Java centric conference, and my talk was… not about Java. In forty-five minutes, I introduced to the... Read more

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The one time I sang with a live band

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As you may know, I was part of a fundraising (French post) for the Marie-Vincent Foundation. I was one of the IT leaders in the Montreal industry, along with friends as the guys of Real Venture, to sing a song in front of the attendees. The goal was to raise money for the foundation. If... Read more

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I’m going to Prague in Czech Republic, anything else a tourist should do?

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Travelling for work give me great opportunities: I can discover new cities, and the next one, as you may know, is Prague. Funny enough, even if Prague is a popular destination, it’s the one I have fewer insight on what to do as a tourist. There is a lot of suggestions on the web, but... Read more

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No speakers, no conferences.

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No speakers, no conferences. No one can argue against this, so it’s why I think speakers deserve more respect for their work. Don’t get me wrong, I had a lot of great experiences as a speaker, but I saw many situations that could have been avoided. In the end, it should lead to a better... Read more

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Life is too short – my silent retreat experience

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I’m always thinking, always: this brain of mine never turns off. I’m thinking about blog posts, new projects, work… I can shut it down only when I’m sleeping, when I’m drunk or when I watch a movie. Even in those cases, as soon as it’s done, I’m back at the thinking process. It’s exhausting, so... Read more

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It’s about how people perceive you

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As a teenager, I was working in a bowling. One evening, my boss looked at me, and asked me if everything was fine: she saw that I had red eyes. I knew what she had in mind: is Fred smoked weed before his shift? I didn’t know why my eyes were like this, but the... Read more

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A better way to showcase my speaking experience

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One thing I like to do when someone ask me to speak at their event, is to let them know that they can count on an experienced, professional, and authentic speaker. I always had a speaking page on this blog, but the information wasn’t well presented. I decided to do a good cleanup, and finalize... Read more

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Expertise has a cost

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I was watching Rick Restorations show on the television the other day: it’s a kind of reality show about a restorer, who obviously restore old objects to their initial state, and make them a piece of art. Not being too manual, I’m always amazed to see the work they are doing: it’s quite amazing… In... Read more

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Make the process frictionless

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With everything is life, if you want people to do something, make the process frictionless as much as possible. It’s good for selling a product, getting people to use your platform, having your friends helping you moving to a new apartment, even to get people to read your blog. If it’s not easy, if there... Read more

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How I became a Technical Evangelist

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I often get questions about how to become an Evangelist. I can’t give you a magic recipe, but I can tell you how I managed to land my dream job. Before I start, be sure to understand what the job is all about: it’s not just about doing conferences, and traveling. So, four years ago,... Read more

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