Story

Long story short.

 
 

I'm Damian, a passionated and self made developper. I sold my first website at age 16 and never stopped doing web stuff ever since. I was very clear on what I wanted to do in life and my passion is getting stronger every day.

Development is the fastest way to make things done and share it to the world. I was focus on this for years. I dropout of college at age 19 and follow my own path as freelancer.

I started doing Bash, PHP, HTML, CSS and Javascript in 2006. Then I did some Python and encounter Ruby around 2010. I started doing Ruby on Rails development for client in 2011. On the technical side, most of my time was spend doing projects in Ruby, PostgreSQL, Redis, Memcached, Heroku, JavaScript and Sass. I also shipped some iOS apps. I co-organised the Bordeaux Ruby Meetup for years and teach Ruby at IngéSup Bordeaux. I used to be present at various Startup Weekends as co-organiser, mentor, or participant. Amazing stuff happened to me during these events and I met passionated people I still work with today.

In 2013, I co-founded Geeksters, an innovation agency doing web and mobile development for startups and large companies. I spent two years in Morocco recruiting and training a team of A+ developers. We specialised in Ruby, Android, and iOS development. My principal role was to teach best practices regarding development, pick the right technology, do critical tasks on client projects, do the conception of the products with our clients.

These past six years were pretty intense. I worked with fantastic people and solve hard problems. Today, I'm working as an independent Consultant and I split my time between client work and personal projects. My core skills are: quick prototyping and how to go from 0 to 1. I love training junior developers and make them evolve from junior to advanced. I advise companies regarding technology choices, developper team organisations, and product strategy.


Want to know more? You can look at my past experiences and my active projects.

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