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 (email@example.com).
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:
- 2017-12-06: 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
- 2017-05-17: Confort et Bois / Centre Romand de la Literie / Idealit : notre mauvaise expérience
I'm also on Twitter since February 2008.
Here are my latest tweets:
- 2017-12-13: TIL that Vladimir Levenshtein, known for the Levenshtein / Damerau–Levenshtein distances, died in September 2017. https://t.co/ByFH9BMwR9
- 2017-12-10: RT @Kikohs: Dear network, I'm looking for a 2D / 3D C++ engine developer for my startup. If you know anyone, I'll glad to talk about my pro…
- 2017-12-06: RT @dennybritz: The generalization of AlphaGo Zero, called AlphaZero, achieves superhuman performance in all of Chess, Shogi, and Go. Start…
- 2017-12-02: RT @NASAVoyager: Looking for some hot stuff? I fired backup thrusters for the first time in 37 years, and they worked like a champ. This co…
- 2017-11-19: RT @erikbryn: CheXNet, a convolutional neural network, now outperforms radiologists at spotting pneumonia and other lung diseases. Geoffre…
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.
|2017-12-13 - Bad News for the Highly Intelligent|
|2017-12-12 - The Organ of the Universe: On Living with Tinnitus|
|2017-12-08 - The Limits of 'Believe All Women'|
|2017-12-08 - Pretty Birds in Pretty Cages: Could the Nuclear Family Be the Reason We're All Miserable?|
|2017-12-05 - I just don't want to be a software developer anymore|
|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|
|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|
|2017-06-17 - Toc Toc - Casino Théâtre, Rolle, Switzerland|
|2017-12-15 - Very Bad Wizards - American Grandstand|
|2017-12-14 - Waking Up with Sam Harris - Is Life Actually Worth Living? - A Conversation with David Benatar|
|2017-12-12 - Peach & Black Podcast - Mr. Hayes Interview|
|2017-12-08 - Alex & Erik's Podcast - Patriotism|
|2017-12-08 - Very Bad Wizards - Fragmented Values and Sex Panics (with Christina Hoff Sommers)|
|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|