PIERRE-YVES LAPERSONNE

Software crafter

About

Digital punker and software crafter keen on open source, Android and iOS apps, and privacy.

Sometimes I write publications and I share things during meetups.

I may design stuff and record podcasts.

Blog posts

Did you sign your commits?

Some details about why and how sign cryptographically our Git commits using GPG key, and how to verify the commits history and the signatures.
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Return of experience about Brave

For almost 3 years I used daily the Brave web browser and also its solution for loyal ads remuneration based on Basic Attention Tokens. Privacy-focused browser, protection of personal data, use of tokens in Web3 to remunerate creators... You can find here a return of experience and my conclusions.
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Some words about secrets leaks

Some words about leaks of sensitive data in Git repositories and histories. I hope it will help developers to be more aware of such leaks of data.
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GitHub and Dependabot alerts

Finally I managed to find enough time to write a blog publication about basic configurations of Dependabot alerts on GitHub projects. I hope it will help developers to be more aware of vulnerabilities.
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Contributions

Libre, open source and ethics - 2022

This year I gave a talk at Devoxx France, Sunny Tech and also Capitole du Libre about open source, libre and ethical licenses with a focus on differences between these three groups of licenses and all the issues ethical licenses bring about software uses.

Software i18n - 2021

In 2021 I gave a talk at Devoxx France about i18n of softwares with a focus on Android and iOS apps. This same talk was selected also for Breizhcamp, but this conference was cancelled because of COVID-19.

Kotlin/Native - 2019

I was at the first edition of DevFest Strasbourg in 2019 with a talk about Kotlin/Native to talk about Kotlin, native compilation and integration of Kotlin code in iOS app.

DevFest du Bout du Monde - 2019

A DevFest has been made in Brest! Two Google Developers Groups, FinistDevs and Code d'Armor worked on the 1st DevFest convention in Brittany! 4 tracks with more than 30 talks and workshops about Android, IoT, M2M, communication, UX, security, web or also communication. Around 350 attended to this event, with more than 20 companies and several associations. More details on the website and the press folder.

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Projects

Open source apps contributions

In my spare time I may contribute to open source apps I like to use. I enriched for example Vitemadose (iOS), Nearby Weather and also floss-toolbox.

Baah Box (fun for health)

Sometimes adults and children need to train their muscles before getting an arm prothesis or to recover plain control of their injuried limbs. Existing training solutions are expensive or not fun at all. Baah Box is a project where a DIY box is connected to sensors or joysticks, used by patients, and is appeared to mobile apps. They provide games and bring fun during those hard moments of training. Worked on Android and iOS apps and tools (for configuration as code, legal notices in Swift and Gradle, headers of sources in Swift).

Tips'n'tools (tech watch)

Created a cache-like system based on a spreadsheet and scripts to avoid to make always the same searches, and share content with my colleagues. It provides clients (Shell script and kind of Progressive Web App) to list and find faster interesting references, tools, devices and specifications. Project hosted on GitHub.

Smooth Clicker (app)

Android app for rooted devices allowing the user to define points to click on its screen so as to automate tasks or to cheat on games. The app has reached an audience between 50,000 and 100,000 downloads, and was hosted on the store. The sources are available on GitHub.

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Technical interests

Platforms

Practices

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