7 Things You May (Or May Not) Know About Me
It eventually had to happen, I have been tagged by Stas so here is a few dirty little secrets about me
- Link to your original tagger(s) and list these rules in your post.
- Share seven facts about yourself in the post.
- Tag seven people at the end of your post by leaving their names and the links to their blogs.
- Let them know they’ve been tagged.
- I was a bee-keeper when I was a kid, with two hives in the garden. My record production was 20 kilos of honey (not great but I was just a kid ).
- Before working professionnally for Mozilla I was running an office furniture business that I created in 2001 and was working with my little sister. She is now running the family business but I still give a hand for paperwork and everything computers.
- 2001 is also the year when I started my involvement in the Mozilla project, helping people in forums, being a nightly build tester and later doing community Tech Evangelism. That's how I met Tristan on Usenet, he was working for Netscape Europe Tech Evang team.
- I spent a semester in Wolverhampton as an ERASMUS student in 1995. It was one of the greatest periods of my life and I met amazing people. Some of these people have become close friends and I actually am going to have dinner with one of them tonight
- I spent a year working as a hall monitor in a ghetto school, this was an alternative to military service (yes, I am old enough to have known the last years of conscription in France ) and this was an interesting experience, especially since I have always been interested in education.
- I worked several years as a part-time translator during my studies for a company called Linguatech localizing software for companies like Microsoft or IBM. Few people know it, but I was part of the team that translated the help files for IE 4!
- To validate my master's degree in international business, I spent 7 months in Alcatel's competitive intelligence department working on quantitative analysis and building a small intranet. Professionnally I learned a lot from this experience, in large parts thanks to my mentor Alain Pradelle.
Ok, now my victims :
- Juantomás García, famous Spanish open source hacker. Because he is a great guy and he helps Mozilla a lot with his contacts in the Spanish market. He is also an incredible source of funny stories!
- Fabien Cazenave, AKA Kazé, the guy behind KompoZer. Because he has a blog that should be syndicated on planet but isn't
- Nukeador, our relentless Spanish web localizer
- Henrik Skupin our German Web localizer and now part of Mozilla QA team
- Axel Hecht fellow Mozilla Europe board member, fellow l10n-driver and rum baba lover !
- Delphine Lebédel who just joined the European Mozilla team to help on community events and other community related tasks, I know you have already been tagged by Stas so you can't escape!
- and finally Kalman Kemenczy our Hungarian localizer who does not blog in English but maybe this could make him change his mind