For the past 25 years, I've been leaving my mark on the world of open-source software. Born and raised in France, I've been on a mission to create, innovate, and inspire. Although I've called Toulouse home for the past three years, most of my journey took place in the vibrant city of Paris.

My passion for open source began at a young age when I became the youngest Debian developer in 2002. My contributions to the Debian distribution showcased my early talent and dedication. From there, I moved on to tackle new challenges, including working on GNU Emacs and mastering the art of Lisp programming.

But my true calling came when I discovered the power of Python in 2007. I dove headfirst into the OpenStack project, leading the telemetry projects and building a time series database called Gnocchi. My innovative work on the telemetry project at Red Hat pushed the boundaries of what was possible in the world of cloud computing.

As my expertise in Python grew, I decided to share my knowledge with the world. I wrote and self-published two books, "Serious Python" and "Scaling Python," which became popular resources for Python developers looking to take their skills to the next level.

After the success of my books, I joined Datadog, where I was hired to build a Python profiler from scratch. This experience allowed me to delve deep into the internals of CPython and gain valuable insights that would shape my future projects.

Since 2019, I'm the CEO and co-founder of Mergify, a SaaS devtool company that is changing the way software engineering teams merge their code and improve their developer experience. Helping others streamline their development process and foster seamless collaboration is incredibly rewarding.

Talking to our users led me to learn a tons of things about CI/CD, and in 2023 I launched Nom d’un Pipeline !, the first French podcast on CI/CD.

When I'm not coding or running Mergify, you can find me in the kitchen, perfecting my Neapolitan pizza recipe. I've spent months honing my cooking methods to create the perfect pizza. And if I'm not cooking, I'm probably pushing myself to the limit in a half-marathon or dominating the leaderboards as a top 1% FPS player. I've even achieved the rank of Master in Apex Legends and Global Elite in CS:GO.

Through it all, my passion for open source and innovation has never wavered. I may not have amusing anecdotes from my time speaking at tech conferences, but I do have a wealth of experience and knowledge that I'm always eager to share with the community.

So, if you're ever in Toulouse and smell the aroma of a smoky barbecue wafting through the air, there's a good chance you'll find me nearby, dreaming up my next big project in the world of open-source software.

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CEO & Co-founder of Mergify