I am an engineer, full-stack developer and co-founder of a new startup. Young dad, I spend my time on various entrepreneurial, coding and writing projects. You can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Asana micro incubator
The platform Templana allows Asana users (a tool to manage projects) to download in their personal workspace pre-built projects. The platform is a real success since its launch in january 2014, with a total of more than a hundred pre-built projects for more than 30 0000 page views and 20 000 downloads. I receive precious help and advices from Quentin Fouré (design) and Bastien Libersa (devops).
What I learned : companies like Asana are really accessible and love this kind of initiatives.
The ButterflyEffect agency was specialized in the development of websites and mobile apps, especially for the charity sector. The three co-founders, Bastien Libersa, Quentin Fouré and myself developed more than 30 mobile apps and 30 websites for 40 clients in France, Belgium and Switzerland. The agency was acquired in december 2014 by Citizen Republic.
What I learned: even if a startup idea does not reach success, the confrontation with the market (which should be as soon as possible) helps you pivot towards a real demanded product.
A lot of articles (in french) about the agency on the ButterflyEffect blog
Mailana is a side-project for Asana, allowing you to download contacts acting as « shortcuts » to Asana projects, allowing you to send emails to these contacts and create tasks on the fly. The platform had more than 15 000 page views since the launch in january 2014. I receive precious help and advices from Quentin Fouré (design) and Bastien Libersa (devops).
What I learned: a service built in a few hours can turn out to be really useful for a lot of people.
Coaching-Programs was a Templana spin-off dedicated to coaching programs.
What I learned: you don’t just need to launch a product to get clients right away! The product never reached the success expected, and this spin-off has been migrated to the main Templana platform where it belongs.
Asanews was a news feed based on a Twitter feed and a blog, with news about Asana and its ecosystem, especially our own projects.
What I learned: building a Twitter and blog audience is not so easy, all the more so I did not succeed at bringing together the other actors of the ecosystem.
The FOCUS notebook
I tried to put the paper back at the center of the entrepreneurial adventure by creating a notebook inspired by « Moleskine » which content was tailored to any startup daily struggle. After three prototypes and the feedback of many entrepreneurs, I did not know where to go next. The project is in stand-by since then.
What I learned: send an actual prototype to get feedbacks works!
Je n’ai jamais (Never Have I Ever)
Je n’ai jamais was an entertaining site around the famous game Never Have I Ever, co-created with Alexandre Aminot. He later took over the whole project to turn it into a mobile application, which became a huge success (+100k downloads).
What I learned: it is hard to work on a project when you are not a user yourself.
Extra-curricular project during my degree at Ensimag, which goal was to help the integration of students coming from the same background as me. 40 000 visitors, 260 000 page views, 8 000 messages exchanged on the forum before I stepped aside.
What I learned: the important part of any project is to address a personal struggle.
Fight Bullet Points
Fight Bullet Points was a website about the idea that Powerpoint presentations usually suck because they are built around bullet point lists. Co-created with Alexandre Aminot, discontinued after a while because of a lack of market response.
What I learned: it is really important to plan a project and decide on goals to reach.
Bonjour Le Mot (Hello New Word)
What I learned: it is naive to think that visitors will come by themselves, you should never underestimate the necessary marketing to get the word out.
What I learned: it is not enough to publish an app on the stores to get users.
jQuery infinite mobile dual side carousel
The code is available on GitHub.
Become an Asana superhero (cape not included)
Do Better With Asana – Second Edition
Applications mobiles avec Cordova et PhoneGap (Mobile apps with Cordova and PhoneGap)
Translating Cordova documentation
101 questions sur Twitter (1001 questions about Twitter)
Le Cadavre Exquis des entrepreneurs
This novel was written chapter after chapter by entrepreneurs about entrepreneurship. This project was created with Jérémie Juraver.
What I learned: it is hard to get people to spend time on something!
Author on Medium, La Ruche & radio host
How my life became a giant tasks list, at Medium
No booze, no snooze, no TV, daily sport, at Medium
What happens when you start discussing with an email scammer?, at Medium
Many posts (in french) on the ButterflyEffect blog and my personal blog