I’m a 32-year-old IT consultant who worked mostly for consulting companies in France and Canada in the past 10 years. I’m now based in Toronto.
I wouldn’t consider myself a geek at all, I started my career with technical knowledge limited to the fields of my studies, meaning a bit of everything (OO programming, relational databases, web development, network, …) but nothing very deep.
I started working as an ASP (the old one) programmer for about a year, then was moved to a Java environment (the passive form applies very well here). Then, over a few years, I worked on many different Java environments and touched a little bit of everything (Swing, WebSphere, Weblogic, JMS, JMX, LDAP, JSP, Servlets, Struts, Hibernate, …). Most of the time, I really enjoyed my job, but I still wasn’t a java geek. However, I spent a lot of my free time working on personal web sites in PHP/MySQL, more interested by bringing something live to the world than creating beautiful code.
It’s very recently, about a year ago, than things started to shift a bit in my head. I read more and more technical stuff, subscribed to different RSS feeds about programming and got interested more and more in open source software. All this gave me the taste to start sharing my little knowledge and that's why I'm trying to get involved in helping people here. I hope you’ll find it useful.
Last edited on September 15, 2010