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 (late 2017-early 2018)
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 on February 28, 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, of course), 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, and 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), 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, 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:
- 2017-05-17: Confort et Bois / Centre Romand de la Literie : notre mauvaise expérience
- 2017-05-14: Just asking questions
- 2017-04-05: Premiers pas dans la domotique
- 2017-03-07: I've heard it all
- 2017-02-18: Voyager : une source de créativité ?
I'm also on Twitter since February 2008.
Here are my latest tweets:
- 2017-07-19: Looking for a new job as a software engineer in Lausanne or around (late 2017-early 2018). My CV/résumé: https://t.co/7oD6o9ZXYL #scala
- 2017-07-12: You need approximately the complexity of a rat's brain to drive a car. https://t.co/kHZOnFjhIl #ai #selfdrivingcars
- 2017-07-12: "Hard Drive Cost Per Gigabyte" https://t.co/7P4kaJSdwI (Backblaze, July 11th, 2017)
- 2017-07-10: Dis, @MontreuxJazz, l'organisation des bus et parkings est toute pourrie, cette année, non ?
- 2017-07-09: RT @letemps: Le glacier qui terrorisait le Valais est à l’agonie https://t.co/MldAmjVpEp https://t.co/ajOjVGDRsT
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.
|2017-07-14 - We Aren’t Built to Live in the Moment|
|2017-07-04 - The Four Desires Driving All Human Behavior: Bertrand Russell’s Magnificent Nobel Prize Acceptance Speech|
|2017-06-28 - Semicompatibilism|
|2017-06-28 - 41 — Seek endarkenment|
|2017-06-28 - How to Raise a Creative Child. Step One: Back Off|
|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|
|2017-07-07 - John Scofield Überjam - Montreux Jazz Club, Montreux, Switzerland|
|2017-07-07 - Kurt Rosenwinkel's Caipi - Montreux Jazz Club, Montreux, Switzerland|
|2017-06-10 - Fondation Pierre Gianadda, Martigny, Switzerland - Hodler Monet Munch. Peindre l'impossible.|
|2017-04-21 - Kyoto International Manga Museum, Kyoto, Japan - Permanent exhibition|
|2017-04-21 - National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto, Japan - Postwar German Posters for Films / Permanent exhibition|
|2017-04-15 - Design Festa Gallery, Tokyo, Japan - Many small exhibitions|
|2017-04-15 - Nezu Museum, Tokyo, Japan - Permanent exhibition|
|2017-06-17 - Toc Toc - Casino Théâtre, Rolle, Switzerland|
|2017-05-19 - A number - Pulloff Théâtres, Lausanne, Switzerland|
|2017-02-24 - On purge bébé - Pulloff Théâtres, Lausanne, Switzerland|
|2017-01-13 - L'enculé au chapeau - Pulloff Théâtres, Lausanne, Switzerland|
|2016-12-01 - Une femme à Berlin - Pulloff Théâtres, Lausanne, Switzerland|
|2017-07-20 - Very Bad Wizards - Dogmatic Slumber Party|
|2017-07-18 - Waking Up with Sam Harris - From Cells to Cities - A Conversation with Geoffrey West|
|2017-07-14 - Very Bad Wizards - Memory and Meaning in "Memento" (with Paul Bloom)|
|2017-07-13 - Waking Up with Sam Harris - Ask Me Anything #8|
|2017-07-13 - Waking Up with Sam Harris - Is this the End of Europe? - A Conversation with Douglas Murray|