|2015 - present||
CTO • Standard Analytics / science.ai (New York)
This position involves developing an end-to-end scholarly publishing pipeline. It is
built entirely on Web technology, involving a multitude of its aspects:
establishing a new vernacular of HTML (Scholarly HTML) to enable the interchange of
creating semantic CSS to target rich documents without relying on shared
|2012 - 2015||
Editor of the HTML Specification • MIT and University of Keio (W3C) (Paris, Boston, Tokyo)
While there I also developed a new specification validation system, launched and contributed extensively to the massive Web Platform Tests and Test The Web Forward projects, and conducted many smaller development projects.
I developed WebSpecs, an automated publishing platform using GitHub as a back-end that endeavours to make writing and reviewing Web standards easy and open to the broad community of Web developers. I also launched Specifiction, a supporting discussion forum.
|2008 - 2015||
Freelance Consultant & Developer (Paris, London, Stockholm, Tokyo, Seoul, Shenzhen…)
I took care of prototype development, standards strategy & representation, and technology definition for large companies around the world (Vodafone, Canon, Samsung) as well as several SMEs with research or development needs.
I developed ReSpec, a popular tool to aid in the production and publication of technical standards and contributed to several projects defining applications built with Web technologies. I also wrote and taught the “Mobile Web 2: Applications” course for the W3C Dev Campus.
In 2012 I was elected to the W3C Technical Architecture Group, a small group charged with stewardship of the Web’s architecture.
|2006 - 2008||
Senior Software Architect • Joost Technologies (Paris, Leiden, London)
|2002 - 2006||
Senior Research Scientist • Expway (Paris)
Translator • O’Reilly Editions (Paris)
Translation of the O’Reilly book Perl & XML from English into French.
|1996 - 2002||
Founder & Developer • Knowscape (Paris, New York, Brussels)
In 1996 I founded a Web Agency that would become involved in a large variety of projects as the Web went through its early, fast-moving years. In addition to “classic” Web development, I also operated on more advanced projects such as an SVG map editor for the CETE (French Ministry of Equipment), education software for Audi-Volkswagen, glossy sites for Elle Magazine or Bordeaux wines, multilingual publishing for Proximus, or an online trading system for the aerospace industry. I developed an extensive Content Management System (CMS) with powerful and flexible publishing features.
While I can in no way compete with a proper designer, I can put together Web sites and user interfaces that won’t cause users to gouge their own eyes out. Similarly, I am not a professional database administrator but I have frequently made use of Postgres, MySQL, MongoDB, or CouchDB.
I have made extensive contributions to open source projects on a variety of topics; see for instance GitHub, CPAN, or Google Code. I regularly provide pull requests to the projects that I make use of.
I am a long-time user of Unix systems and have been running my own Linux servers. I know enough however that I would not recommend that anyone hire me as a professional system administrator.
Baccalauréat ESwith "Mention Bien". This is a specialisation in Economics, Sociology, and Maths. (1995)
I have been a reviewer with the Terra Nova Foundation.
I wrote a finding with the Fondapol (Foundation for Political Innovation): Internet, politique et coproduction citoyenne (The Internet, Politics, and Coproduction by Citizens). This was republished by the Presses Universitaires de France (PUF) as part of a collective book called Innovation Politique 2012.