15, Allée du Triboulet
78100 St-Germain en Laye
Phone: +33 6 0791 0256
|Jun-2017 to present
|Mar-2008 to Oct-2015
||World Wide Web Consortium|
Co-Chairman of the CSS Working Group
When I took over the co-chairmanship of the CSS Working Group, it was on the verge of extinction with only ten active members and no Standard published in eleven years. The CSS Working Group is now one of the most productive Working Groups of the W3C, with more than 35 active members and 60+ new specifications on its radar.
I was also, both as CSS WG Co-chairman and member of that Group, actively involved in several extra standardization or standards' management activities:
And I was finally an implementor of the Standards discussed in the CSS Working Group and at IDPF in my products Quaxe, BlueGriffon, BlueGriffon EPUB Edition and BlueGriffon EPUB3 Validator (see below).
|Oct-2003 to present
||Disruptive Innovations SAS
CEO / Founder
I founded this software company back in october 2003 to focus on Open Source software, Web Standards, rendering engines and editors.
|Sep-2013 to Jun-2014
||Samsung Research America|
Web Technologies Lead
|Nov-2000 to Jul-2003
||Netscape Communications Corp.|
Sr. Software Engineer
|2000||Halogen France, Consulting Company and Web Agency|
|Chief Technology Officer
Recruitment of the technical team; supervision of the technological choices and projects for the customers ; participation in the standardisation committees (including W3C) ; organisation of an R&D group.
Invited Expert to the CSS Working Group of the World Wide Web Consortium. Editor of two Working Drafts of CSS 3.
|Chief Technology Officer
All activities covered by a confidentiality agreement.
|1994 - 2000||Electricité de France (EDF), R&D Division|
|Jan. 1999 to Jan. 2000||Internet Applications & Infrastructure
The missions of this team were divided in three parts : observe the emerging technologies and associated markets, implement those considered interesting for the company, and develop the software products the company needs if the market cannot provide them. In this last case, the launch of a spin-off is systematically studied. The team got involved in the following projects: web-based mailing lists server, e_commerce, GroupWare, smartcards, video broadcast over IP, voice browsers, web hosting, web-based 1-to-n file transfers, stylesheets, XML transformations, security.
|Aug. 1996 to Dec. 1998||EDF+Gaz de France (GDF) Web Team Technical
This team was an internal web contractor. The missions of this team ranged from consultancy to web site development and hosting, including database gateways, search engines, ....
|Dec. 1995 to Jan. 2000||EDF Web Infrastructure Lead
Editor of the EDF-GDF technical recommendations for the publication of corporate information on the web (internet and intranet).
Definition of the EDF internet and intranet infrastructure.
EDF Advisory Committee Representative at the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C). Member of the HTML Working Group (until Dec. 1997) and CSS+FP Working Group of the W3C. Contributed to HTML 4.0 and CSS2 specifications.
Author of the STTS (transformation language for HTML and XML documents based on the CSS syntax) proposal submitted by EDF to the W3C.
Member of the EDF Board dealing with "Electronic media and Corporate Communication" responsible for the definition of the public image of EDF on the Web.
|Oct. 1997 to Dec. 1998||Project Manager
Development of an authenticated internet access solution, deployed all over EDF (130,000 users), associating a unique account/password to all EDF employees. The solution consists of hardware (Unix servers), public software (Squid, PHP, PerlDAP), commercial software (Oracle, X.500 directory) and internally developed software (a web-based administration tool with a tree-based view of the company and three levels of privileges : super-administrator, administrator, user). All accounts are associated to an internal cost code.
|April 1997||Proposed by EDF, on request of the French Prime Minister, for a position in the Cabinet of the Minister of Education, in charge of the deployment of Internet access in schools, libraries, public Laboratories and Universities.|
|April. 1994 to Aug. 1996||Research Engineer. Deployment of an
infrastructure, from navigators to proxies, for web access to the
Internet over all EDF.
Creation of the first EDF web site (for R&D Division) in Sept. 1994.
Development of a HTTP-based file transfer tool for our web contributors.
Organizer of the International Conference "WWW : present and future" in Paris, first of its kind in France.
|Jan-1992 to Dec-1993||GRIF S.A., Software vendor (SGML solutions)|
|Software Engineer and System Engineer
Member of the technical team developing the core of the Grif SGML editor where I did the first Wysiwyg implementation of the CALS tables in an SGML editor in 1993.
Network and system administrator of the company.
|Jan-1991 to Dec-1993||Personal work
Designed, implemented (X11) and released a Mail User Agent called MEUF that became later the second known implementation of MIME (Multipurpose Internet Mail Extensions) with full support of multiple attachments, inline images, videos and audios, multiple character sets and even multipart alternatives. MEUF also implemented the X-Faces header offering a visual representation of all emails.
|Aug. 1990 to Jan. 1991||Royal Institute of Technology (KTH),
3D graphics in C* and C/Paris languages on a CM-2a Connection Machine.
|April 1989 to July 1989||GIPSI S.A., Saint-Quentin en Yvelines.
Complete development of a scanning tool for X-Window Unix workstations with a SCSI scanner.
|Sept. 1989 to July 1991||ÉCOLE NATIONALE SUPÉRIEURE DES
TÉLÉCOMMUNICATIONS DE PARIS.
Engineer diploma obtained in July 1991.
|Sept. 1986 to July 1989||ÉCOLE POLYTECHNIQUE.
Engineer diploma obtained in July 1989.
||ECIS Mathematics, Brussels
|Others||Ability to read/understand Norwegian and read Danish.|
|1996 - 2000||Moderator of the fr.emplois.* Usenet hierarchy (French speaking equivalent to misc.jobs.*). About 29,000 job offers published in 1998. Webmaster of the associated web site.|
|Dec. 1998||Author of a book about CSS2 stylesheets (the first one world-wide) published by Eyrolles.|