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:
- 2017-11-10: 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
- 2017-05-17: Confort et Bois / Centre Romand de la Literie / Idealit : notre mauvaise expérience
- 2017-05-14: Just asking questions
I'm also on Twitter since February 2008.
Here are my latest tweets:
- 2017-11-19: RT @erikbryn: CheXNet, a convolutional neural network, now outperforms radiologists at spotting pneumonia and other lung diseases. Geoffre…
- 2017-11-13: RT @coreyschreppel: Incredible. @BarackObama with @prince at the White House in 2015. https://t.co/iLuqrQMRM1
- 2017-10-29: Merci @sixgroup ! Pour information, nous sommes en 2017... https://t.co/yV9Qf9lcHy
- 2017-10-29: RT @buster: A rational person’s 1-minute guide to why rational thinking often fails to persuade people: https://t.co/lRNsJXfbr4
- 2017-10-16: « Europe to America: Your love of air-conditioning is stupid » https://t.co/FK4w9qFXvC (I would say « stupid beyond words », to stay polite)
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.
|2017-07-10 - 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|
|2017-10-19 - Frick Collection, New York, USA - Permanent exhibition|
|2017-10-17 - Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, USA - Permanent exhibition|
|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|
|2017-11-11 - Le Direktør - Salle Charles Apothéloz, Théâtre de Vidy, Lausanne, Switzerland|
|2017-10-27 - En découdre - Pulloff Théâtres, Lausanne, Switzerland|
|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|
|2017-11-22 - Waking Up with Sam Harris - Richard Dawkins, Sam Harris, and Matt Dillahunty - A Live Recording from the Orpheum Theatre in Vancouver|
|2017-11-20 - Very Bad Wizards - Moral Luck|
|2017-11-17 - Waking Up with Sam Harris - The Lessons of Death - A Conversation with Frank Ostaseski|
|2017-11-16 - Very Bad Wizards - Can You Feel It?|
|2017-11-14 - Very Bad Wizards - Ego Trip|
|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|