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 Future Electronics, one of the largest electronic component distributors in the world. I have been there more than 12 years, and have worked in various departments in Marketing from Product Management to Supplier Development. In 2009, I joined the Web Marketing department, taking my hobby of the past decade as my full-time job. My core work is now with Analytics, but I also get to dabble in SEO, SEM, programming and PPC campaigns. I truly enjoy tackling anything related to web marketing, especially email marketing. I think coming from a measurement perspective adds value for our team. I also work with the team at Piwik for their marketing needs.
When I am not programming or working with analytics, you will find me reading books on the subjects. I am also a huge sports fan. I am a die-hard Habs fan, who cheers for "le Bleu, Blanc, Rouge" win or lose to the last game of the season. I love Baseball. I usually spread my support during the year to the Red Sox, the Cubs, the Mets, and yes sometimes the Yankees. I love watching Football and the NY Giants. I also enjoy reading non-fiction and biographies, watching movies, documentaries, "quality" reality TV (like Amazing Race), listening to classic OTR shows such as Dragnet or Jack Benny, writing down my crazy new inventions in a notebook, and of course video games (from the latest to the classics).