Web Development & Coding
In my spare time, I like to work on open source projects, develop, design and code websites, which I've been doing since 1999. I'm 100% self-taught, but I am sure I have done my 10,000 hours. I am always seeking new projects or challenges to test and strengthen my coding skills. Therefore, when I am not working or spending time engrossed in my other hobbies, you can find me working on my laptop tinkering with my latest web project. To see the kind of things that I have worked on and plugins I have built, you can find the (in)complete list here. I have shared code where I could, or was allowed to share.
Marketing & Analytics
I have always had an interest in digital marketing, SEO and SEM. I love to see creative campaigns. I also have a huge interest in Analytics. Actually, it might be an unhealthy obsession. I enjoy working with Google Analytics (which I have done since 2007) and Piwik Analytics ( I am a member of their team). I also spend lots of spare time thinking of creative ways to measure things. No matter the project, for me, it all starts with the data before I start to provide insights. I am a Google Analytics Qualified Individual. I write articles about analytics at Stat Story and marketing at Mark8t.You can also find me on most social networks, but Twitter and Google+ are by far my favourites.
I work at Vanilla Forums as a Marketing Manager. In this role, I bring over 12 years expreience in Product Marketing and Digital Marketing. I also have extensive knowledge in Analytics, SEO, SEM (PPC), Email Marketing and creating digital strategies. I have a strong passion for Analytics and I think coming from a measurement perspective adds value for any team I'm part of. I'm also a member of the team at Piwik assisting on creating their digital strategy.
When I am not programming or blogging you will find me reading books on digital marketing or business. I also enjoy reading biographies and historical novels, but I'm also a sucker for a good action-packed spy novel. I'm also huge sports fan. I love Hockey (Go Habs!), Football (Go Giants!) and Baseball (Go Yanks!). I enjoy video games (from the latest to the classics), playing poker and Chess. Right now I am also enjoying learning about the crazy world of Bitcoins.