Sweetohm

Michel Casabianca

Michel Casabianca
110 cours Saint Louis
Bat B App 44
33300 Bordeaux
France
+336.86.99.63.89
casa@sweetohm.net
http://sweetohm.net
https://github.com/c4s4
http://linkedin.com/in/casabianca

Mastered Technologies

  • Programming Languages: Java, Python, Go, Ruby, Shell, PHP, C et C++, Lua, Lisp and some dead languages (Pascal, Assembler X86, Basic, LSE, HP41).
  • Java Stack: Spring, Hibernate, Maven, Tomcat and main Java web frameworks.
  • Web Technologies: JavaScript (JQuery), Servlets, JSP (JSTL), Django, Flask, Ruby on Rails, Sinatra, Web Services (XML-RPC et Soap), Rest.
  • Databases: SQL on MySQL, Oracle, PostgresQL and SQLite.
  • Methodologies: Object Oriented Programming, Patterns, Extreme Programming, Agile Development and Open Source.
  • Documentation: Markdown and Rest, XML (DTDs, XSLT, XPath, Xpointer and SAX, DOM and JDOM APIs), LaTeX, SGML (HTML and Linux Doc).
  • Operating Systems: Unix (Linux, Solaris and MacOSX) and Windows.

Specific Skills

  • Software Development: software development expertise on Unix servers.
  • Software Architecture: expertise in software architecture design.
  • Technological Watch: good skills to evaluate and implement new technologies.
  • Training and Pedagogy: trained as teacher, speaker and trainer.
  • Technical Documentation and Translation: experience in technical edition.

Professional Experience

2015-2016: Freelance Developer

At the end of 2015, I left the Orange group to work as a Freelance :

  • Since december 2015, I work as a Java Expert for SQLI. I mainly practice code and database audits, and estimates workload to internalize existing projects.

2008-2015: Expert Engineer at Orange Applications for Business

In the Vodoo team (2008-2009) I worked on the video on demand project in a large team located in Bordeaux, Paris and Lille. I developed software in Java (on servers) and JavaScript (on set-top boxes).

In 2009 I volunteered to evaluate Talend and develop statistics batches, in 1013 and 3900 projects. These projects were finished using Python and SQL. The user interface, to display statistics results, was developed in Flash.

We then used this Python expertise in a video chat project for a bank, in the VisioCC project. We used Django to develop the administration backend and webservices called by the video chat written in Flash.

I then joined the Telefact team (2010-2013), to work on payment software (credit card and bill payment) to develop an administration backend using Django. I also implemented PCIDSS (data security standard) on payment softwares.

I then worked on MonSVI team (2013-2014) on statistics batches using Python and MySQL.

In 2014 I worked in the xMS team to refactor a protocol frontend named sgs-enabler. It had been developed in Java using NIO and we rewrote it in Go. This was a huge improvement in terms of of reliability and performance. This project was the subject of a presentation at BDX.IO, DevDays and Midi Techniques Orange, online at http://sweetohm.net/public/go-retour-experience.html.

Finally I joined mid-2014 the Cloud team to develop tools to manage virtual machines, in Python.

While working for Orange, I have developed tools that were released under Open Source license:

  • Jitsu : unit test framework for JavaScript.
  • DB_migration : database migration tool.
  • Bee : build tool.

During these years I also organized many workshops and training sessions on Python, Django, YAML and Go.

2007-2008: Freelance Developer

After I left In-Fusio, I worked for one and a half years as freelance developer, on following missions:

  • Kewego (1 week): I optimized a Java software for log parsing.
  • Unedic (4 months): I developed an interface to connect to LDAP server for configuration purpose.
  • CVF (9 months): Java expertise mission (see above).

2000-2007: Java and XML Expert at In-Fusio

In R&D department at In-fusio, a company in Bordeaux that developed games and JVM to run them on mobile phones (ExEn and EGE) and server software to download games. The Gamezilla platform has been managing interactions with players, downloads and SMS, for six years with an availability of more than 99%. There has been more than 20 million players that have done more than 30 million downloads and send more than 220 million interactions in 45 countries.

I developed about half of the Gamezilla platform, webapplications for the most part (Servlets, JSP and PHP, but also Python and Ruby).

I conceived the Gamezilla architecture, first as Java expert, then as software architect. I worked on performance, replacing EJBs with a Java library calling Oracle with optimized SQL queries, with a factor 10 improvement. I also worked on software development process, managing dependencies and implementing nightly builds, developing a suite of development tools and a centralized documentation, in a Wiki.

I had a technology watch activity on application servers (we choose BEA Weblogic), JMX (to manage Java applications), Maven (Java application build) and JSR 124 (Java Vending Machines).

I have organized internal training on Java, Object Oriented Programming, XML and XSLT.

I was also project manager for six months for Gamezilla team (with 6 developers).

1996-2000: Author, Speaker and Freelance Developer

I worked for Editions O’Reilly (French branch of O’Reilly in France):

  • Co-author on XML Précis et Concis (localized in English, German and Japanese). I wrote the chapter on XSLT that was reused in Webmaster in a Nutshell.
  • Co-translator on Java Security.
  • Translator on Extreme Programming Pocket Guide.
  • Technical rewriter on Java Examples in a Nutshell, Ant précis et concis, Java et SOAP, Google à 200% and Java plus rapide, plus léger.
  • Author of articles and news on Edition O’Reilly website.

Articles Series for Oracle Magazine:

  • Starting with Ant and More with Ant published inn november-december 2002 and january-february 2003 issues.
  • A Junit Step by Step published in may-june 2003 issue.

Java development for Editions O’Reilly and SdV Plurimédia:

  • I developed 3 versions of the XML generator for the Editions O’Reilly website, and their catalog management application.
  • Java game applets (Awele, Tangram, Cross Words and Chess Applet) and miscellaneous applets (menu and news).
  • Application to produce weather charts.

Author and translator of XML articles for Quelm.

1993-1996 : Physics and Chemistry Teacher

I have been Physics and Chemistry teacher for 7 years at Lycée technique Le Corbusier at Strasbourg.

Personal Activities

Fond of computer science, I have developed many Open Source projects, that you may find on my Github account http://github.com/c4s4. You might notice:

  • Bee: a build tool in Ruby.
  • Jitsu: unit test framework for JavaScript.
  • DB_migration: database migration tool.
  • Miscellaneous tools: Ant tasks, DB access tools and Java installer generator.

I also maintain a personal website http://sweetohm.net that contains texts of my lectures, articles, game applets and other computer stuff.

I have been speakers at following lectures:

  • Java and Linux at Linux Expo Paris in June 1999.
  • XML and Java Development at Linux Expo Paris in February 2000 (moderator for session Java and Linux).
  • XML and Java Development at Linux Expo Montréal in April 2000 (moderator for sessions Linux Application Development).
  • Java and Linux and XML and Java Development at Journées du Libre III (in Strasbourg).
  • XML and Java Development at Linux Expo Paris in January 2001.
  • Open Source J2EE Tools at Linux Expo Paris in February 2002 in Paris.
  • Bee at Rencontres Mondiales du Logiciel Libre in July 2010.
  • Putting Go in Production at DevDays in October 2014.
  • Putting Go in Production at BDX.IO in October 2014.
  • Should you migrate to Python 3? at BDX.io in october 2915.

Few activities related to computer science:

  • Core Developer on XSL-P project (Open Source XSLT processor) in 1999 and Mozilla Contributor.
  • Developer of the XML documentation management system for Linux Users Group in Strasbourg.
  • First prize in game category at JavaCup (Java programming contest) in 1998.
  • Organization of a conference series about Java and a programming contest at Journées Européennes du Multimédia at Strasbourg in 1998.
  • Program as a hobby since 1980 (4th at 4ème Championnats International de Programmation d’Othello at Sicob in 1983).

Education

  • Licence es Sciences Physiques, Capes de Sciences Physiques et Chimie at Université Louis Pasteur at Strasbourg.
  • Training Développement d’applications avec serveur BEA Weblogic by BEA.
  • English training for 5 years with CEL Bordeaux (level 5A on 6).

Personal Details

Born in 1966, father of two daughters.