My name is Olivier Bruchez. To make it short, here's my Twitter bio*:
"Software engineer living in Switzerland, working at EPFL, passionate about software development (incl. Scala), science, technology, philosophy, music, and more."
* Dynamically retrieved from Twitter, of course!
Looking for a new job as a software engineer in Lausanne
I've been working at École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) since May 2012, as part of the Metamedia Center. I've mainly worked on the Montreux Jazz Digital Project. My current fixed-term contract will end in 2018. For various reasons (end of project, budget cuts, etc.), I don't think it's very likely that my contract will be renewed (or at least not for a long period). As my manager is fine with me leaving before the end of my contract if an opportunity arises (with a reasonable notice period), I'm already officially looking for a new professional challenge.
You can read my full CV / résumé, but, basically, I'm a software engineer, working in the Lausanne, Switzerland area. I've been programming almost exclusively in Scala since 2011 and I have used popular Scala-related frameworks such as Play, Akka, Slick, etc.
Over the years, I have acquired a lot of knowledge about audio, video, archiving, etc., as well as developed a personal interest in machine learning, big data, among many other things. I've kept my skills up-to-date by practicing them professionally, of course, but also by reading books and articles, going to meetups, taking online courses (MOOCs), working on personal projects, etc.
My ideal job would be one located in the Lausanne area, full-time or part-time (80%), in a team using a "modern" and/or functional language (Scala, Haskell, Kotlin, Rust, Swift, etc.).
The easiest way to contact me is by email (firstname.lastname@example.org).
About this website
This site is meant as a central repository for my public lists and documents, which were previously stored on Github, Google Drive, etc. It was also an excuse to start a new programming project, using Scala, Play, Akka, and more.
I have a blog on Blogger since September 2006. It is not completely integrated with this website yet, but I'm working on it.
Here are my latest posts:
- 2017-12-21: Having fun with the IMDb dataset files
- 2017-12-06: L'œuvre et l'artiste #MeToo
- 2017-11-10: Mon plan pour résister à la canicule
- 2017-10-26: Plus de deux ans sans Facebook
- 2017-09-10: Les podcasts et la crise de la quarantaine
I'm also on Twitter since February 2008.
Here are my latest tweets:
- 2018-01-14: La première crèmerie végane ouvre à Genève https://t.co/tE1fEBmpVf
- 2018-01-11: Why 2017 Was the Best Year in Human History https://t.co/lYkG4isw3D
- 2017-12-26: "The conclusion of the four systematic reviews and three meta-analyses is that there was no evidence to support the… https://t.co/N8ZZRpKTpO
- 2017-12-25: RT @danluu: Computer latency: 1977-2017 https://t.co/6ClvBWaWVt https://t.co/r6ba173NNp
- 2017-12-13: TIL that Vladimir Levenshtein, known for the Levenshtein / Damerau–Levenshtein distances, died in September 2017. https://t.co/ByFH9BMwR9
What have I done lately?
The last books I read, concerts I went to, movies I saw, etc. Yes, I'm a list addict. This is a recurrent theme on this site.
|2018-01-10 - Why 2017 Was the Best Year in Human History|
|2018-01-10 - The tricks to make yourself effortlessly charming|
|2018-01-03 - Bookstore Chains, Long in Decline, Are Undergoing a Final Shakeout|
|2017-12-30 - What Needs to Happen Before Electric Cars Take Over the World|
|2017-12-22 - Epigenetics - It's not just genes that make us|
|2017-10-15 - The Preservation All-Stars - Preservation Hall, New Orleans, LA, USA|
|2017-10-13 - Washboard Chaz Blues Trio - The Spotted Cat Music Club, New Orleans, LA, USA|
|2017-07-10 - Mike Stern & Randy Brecker - Montreux Jazz Club, Montreux, Switzerland|
|2017-07-10 - Saxophone Summit - Montreux Jazz Club, Montreux, Switzerland|
|2017-07-10 - Olli Hirvonen New Helsinki - Montreux Jazz Club, Montreux, Switzerland|
|2017-10-19 - Frick Collection, New York, USA - Permanent exhibition|
|2017-10-17 - Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, USA - Permanent exhibition / The Theater of Disappearance / Rodin at The Met|
|2017-10-14 - National WWII Museum, New Orleans, USA - Permanent exhibition|
|2017-10-11 - Richard H. Driehaus Museum, Chicago, USA - Permanent exhibition|
|2017-10-10 - Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, USA - Permanent exhibition / Tarsila do Amaral: Inventing Modern Art in Brazil|
|2018-01-12 - Lucrèce Borgia - Pulloff Théâtres, Lausanne, Switzerland|
|2017-12-01 - L'Avare - Salle Charles Apothéloz, Théâtre de Vidy, Lausanne, Switzerland|
|2017-11-11 - Le Direktør - Salle Charles Apothéloz, Théâtre de Vidy, Lausanne, Switzerland|
|2017-10-27 - En découdre - Pulloff Théâtres, Lausanne, Switzerland|
|2017-10-19 - Wicked - Gershwin Theatre, New York, NY, USA|
|2018-01-12 - Very Bad Wizards - I Have No Genitals and I Must Scream|
|2018-01-11 - Very Bad Wizards - Dehumanization and Disintegration (with Paul Bloom)|
|2018-01-09 - Waking Up with Sam Harris - The Science of Meditation|
|2018-01-07 - Waking Up with Sam Harris - The Change Artist - A Conversation with A.J. Jacobs|
|2018-01-03 - Waking Up with Sam Harris - Biology and Culture - A Conversation with Bret Weinstein|
|2017-10-07 - 2017-10-07-2017-10-22: Chicago / New Orleans / New York, USA|
|2017-08-25 - 2017-08-25-2017-08-27: Adelboden, Switzerland|
|2017-07-28 - 2017-07-28-2017-08-04: Alcúdia, Majorca, Balearic Islands, Spain|
|2017-04-08 - 2017-04-08-2017-04-23: Tokyo / Kyoto, Japan|
|2016-12-29 - 2016-12-29-2017-01-03: Berlin, Germany|