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PIERRE-YVES LAPERSONNE

Software crafter

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PIERRE-YVES LAPERSONNE

Software crafter

About

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

Sometimes I write publications and I share things during meetups.

I may design stuff and record podcasts.

Blog posts

Une bonne dose de café… vie privée.

Return of experience about the set up of a "Café Vie Privée" in Lannion, which is a kind of meetup or afterwork in a pub with talks about privacy, web uses, cryptocurrencies or digital hygien. It was gorgeous!
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À propos d’hygiène numérique

About digital life, analytics, how to protect our privacy and keep safe uses of the web. I talk also about cryptocurrencies, TOR, VPN, cloud, metadata and web browsing.
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A story about an Android app

A little story about an insignificant Android app I made, from its birth, to its growth and finally the kick by Google. How the app was made, how users improved it and hacked it for unexpected use cases!
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DevFest Penn-ar-Bed 2019

Let's talk about the first DevFest of Brittany, the French DevFest the closest from Mountain View! I wrote about the team, the call for papers, the tools we used, the sponsoring or decoration we made. I approach also the subject of the "breizh touch".
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Contributions

Software i18n - 2021

This year I give a talk at Devoxx France about i18n of softwares with a focus on Android and iOS apps.

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 ;-)

Code d'Armor - Talks & workshops

Code d'Armor is an organization created with the aim of gathering developers in the Trégor for network and help purposes. The group makes meetups about new technologies and tools, and is also a Google Developer Group. I contribute to this organization since 2013 (lead and communication). I have also made talks about ÐApps on Ethereum in 2018, blockchains in 2017, software testing in 2016 and WebRTC in 2014.

Café Vie Privée - Lannion 2018

Privacy is an important and hot topic, and citizens may need to discover and learn best practices and tools to secure their uses of the digital world and be more protected. That is the reason why a Café Vie Privée has been made at Lannion with talks and partners (press folder). A talk has been created about cryptocurrencies and privacy.

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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 or Amaroq.

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 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 is hosted on the store. The sources are available on GitHub.

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