I’m a multi-disciplined software and operations engineer with two decades of experience spanning various client, server and cloud infrastructure technologies.
My interest in technology grew from assembling my first computer by salvaging others for parts at a young age. Not content with just assembly, I jumped into software engineering and have never regretted it. I love programming, tinkering with hardware and finding fun ways to teach my kids how to code.
Although I have called the U.S. home for many years now, I am a native of a beautiful island country in the Caribbean called Haiti.
I am thankful to have accomplished a number of meaningful things during my professional career so far, including:
- Built a Boston-based digital agency, MAARK
- Educated the next generation of software developers at Launch Academy
- Served on the Board of Directors at a non-profit, Haiti School Project
- Architected a technology product at RBM Technologies in Boston, MA
- Led the development of the backend infrastructure for the popular Pavlok device and built the API to facilitate integration with services likes of IFTTT
- Brought Enterprise-grade time series database and cluster management solutions to market at InfluxData
- Building microservices and leveraging cloud infrastructures to further the mission of The Achievement Network
My Community Involvement
Aligned with my passions is the active role I try to play within the developer community by helping to organize events, hackathons and conferences, including:
- Founded BaltimoreGolang
- Co-organizing BostonRB
- Co-organizing BostonGolang
- Organizing GoBridge Workshops
- Supporting GoBridge efforts first as a Community Ambassador then as a Core Team Member
- Regularly serving as a TA at RailsBridge Boston workshops
- Co-organized Wicked Good Ruby Conf
Features & Recent Talks
- March 2017 – Guest on the Hacker Practice podcast
- March 2017 – Co-Host of the Go Time podcast
- February 2017 – Featured in “18 Go Experts to Follow Online” by New Relic.
- February 2017 – “Go, Quickly” talk introducing the members of the Google Developer Group in Baltimore to the Go Programming Language.
- January 2017 – Guest on Go Time, the premier Golang community podcast, to talk about imposter syndrome.
- February 2017 – Interacting with Database in Golang hands-on workshop at the Baltimore Golang user group.
- January 2017 – Building Web Applications in Golang hands-on workshop at the Baltimore Golang user group.
- December 2016 – Building Chat Bots in Golang hands-on workshop at the Baltimore Golang user group.
- November 2017 – Building Command Line Applications with Go workshop at the Baltimore Golang user group.
- September 2015 – An Inside Look with Codeship: Johnny Boursiquot of RBM Technologies
- September 2015 – Programming Fundamentals workshop taught at Code(Her) Conference, designed as a gentle introduction to learning programming for those with little to no experience.
- September 2015 – Building APIs for Web and Mobile Apps workshop for the second year in a row at Code(Her) Conference, teaching attendees how to build REST APIs.
- January 2015 – Intro to Ruby for the Non Programmer talk given at the RailsBridge Workshop in Boston, MA . RailsBridge is an organization that aims to bring diversity into the tech community by empowering women from various backgrounds with skills in Ruby and Rails development. Check out their trailer on Vimeo.
- February 2014 – Object Oriented Programming in Golang talk given at BostonGolang (bostongolang.org) to an audience of programmers looking to transition to Go from other OO languages.
- September 2014 – Building APIs for Web and Mobile Apps at Code(Her)Conference, a 2+ hour-long workshop to conference attendees on how to build REST APIs. It was well received and I was invited back as a speaker the following year.
- August 2014 – Panel Guest on The Future of Ruby at the Burlington Ruby Conference where I, along with Sandi Metz and Ernie Miller, discussed the future of the Ruby programming language and its community.
- September 2013 – The New Engineer’s Survival Guide to another cohort of Launch Academy in Boston, MA. It was meant to serve as a precursor of things to come in your engineering career and be encouraging as well.
- June 2013 – Intro to Ruby for the Non Programmer talk given at the RailsBridge Workshop in Boston, MA . RailsBridge is an organization that aims to bring diversity into the tech community by empowering women from various backgrounds with skills in Ruby and Rails development. Check out their trailer on Vimeo.
- June 2013 – Building Command Line Tools talk given to the first cohort of Launch Academy in Boston, MA, who at that time had gone through several weeks of training and hands-on experience with web application development since my last visit. This talk was meant to present an alternative approach to tackling problems that do not necessarily need to be solved using the traditional web stack.
- May 2013 – Getting Closure: Ruby Blocks, Procs and Lambdas talk given at BostonRB. An introduction to an aspect of Ruby that is not talked about very often but that represents one of the distinctive features of the language.
- May 2013 – The New Engineer’s Survival Guide to the first cohort of Launch Academy in Boston, MA. It was meant to serve as a precursor of things to come in your engineering career and be encouraging as well.
- January 2013 – Defensive Programming in Ruby: Given as a workshop at BostonRB’s Project Night. Introduced new Rubyists to concepts surrounding writing fault-tolerant Ruby.