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As a Senior Developer Evangelist at Fitbit, Frédéric Harper is sharing his passion for technology and helping developers being successful. Former Microsoft and Mozilla Technical Evangelist he has had the pleasure to meet, share with, and learn from many of the tech world’s thought leaders. A passionate public speaker who has cracked the code of personal branding, Frédéric also published “Success in programming” to international acclaim. Behind this extrovert who lives by the no bullshit policy is a very passionate individual who believes in the power of communication… and cat videos.

Last updated: 2018-07-03

Get in touch

In this connected world, the best way to contact me is by email, business (TBD) or personal one. As for connecting elsewhere, here is a non-exhaustive list of my online profiles:







Creative Mornings



Fitbit Community


Google+ (haha, I’m joking, I don’t have any)

Hacker News






NPM Community





TV Time





Last updated: 2018-11-19

This blog

Out 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.

Last updated: 2018-07-03

Editorial policy

Working on it!

Last updated: 2015-12-01


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.

Last updated: 2018-10-17

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…


2018-09-04 – Visual Studio Talk Show – Programmer avec le SDK de Fitbit

2018-07-10 – HackBio – video interview

2018-03-13 – Android Central – Fitbit’s new development simulator makes it easier than ever to create apps for FitbitOS

2017-11-22 – Espresso Jobs – Développeur advocate : aimer la techno…et les gens!

2016-05-17 – C2MTL – C2 Montréal 2016: The Most Social C2 Ever

2015-06-21 – Visual Studio Talk Show – Le branding personnel

2015-02-19 – Tech Times – Firefox VP Departure Signals All’s Not Well With Mozilla

2015-02-18 – CNET – More change for Mozilla as top Firefox exec departs

2014-11-09 – Cromo – Una segunda oportunidad para Mozilla Firefox

2014-11-03 – Canoe Techno – Google Inbox: la révolution du courriel à nos portes?

2014-10-29 – Geeks and Com’ – Le HTML5 devient officiellement un standard complet du web

2014-10-26 – Cromo – Cuando sea grande, quiero ser tecnoevangelista

2014-10-15 – El Pais – Encuentro abierto de Movistar sobre tecnologías y tendencias móviles

2014-10-15 – Entorno Inteligente – URUGUAY: Encuentro abierto de Movistar sobre tecnologías y tendencias móviles

2014-09-26 – El Diario Grande de Michoacán Provincia – Las apps son el futuro: Mozilla

2014-09-06 – El Heraldo de San Luis Potosí – «Las apps son el futuro»: Mozilla

2014-09-05 – Dinero En Imagen – Las apps son el futuro: Mozilla

2014-09-05 – Excelsior – Las apps son el futuro: Mozilla

2014-07-10 – Amod Narvekar – Firefox OS Hackathon at IITB

2014-06-06 – TechVibes – Montreal Hosts Social Good Hackathon, Tackles Issues Like Water Scarcity, and Gender Bias

2013-10-20 – Visual Studio Talk Show – Firefox OS

2013-10-11 – DIGIKAN – 7 ressources clés pour les start-ups à Montréal

2011-07-13 – Visual Studio Talk Show – HTML5

Success in Programming : How to Gain Recognition, Power, and Influence Through Personal Branding book published at Apress

2016-10-20 – Éminence

2015-09-23 – Nestor Odukoya

2015-07-19 – Climbing Olympus

Festival Geek de Montréal (GeekFestMtl)

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 (article not available online anymore)

2011-03-01 – Triplex, le blogue de Radio-Canada – Les médias sociaux, un incontournable en organisation d’événements

2010-03-06 – Le Devoir – De zéro à superhéros

Last updated: 2018-09-12