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Harlan Brown is one of the newest team members at Nuxeo in North America. As someone who grew up with a love of working with computers, he played a pivotal role in Reader’s Digest technology improvements. Now he supports Nuxeo customers as they develop their business solutions with the help of the Nuxeo Platform.
Check out Harlan’s story.
Q: Can you describe your position with Nuxeo?
HB: I am a support specialist and solutions architect. I am responsible for customer care in the US (Western hemisphere) and I consider myself Stuart’s (Miller) right-hand man.
This means I answer the daily support tickets from customers. When I am not doing that, I am consulting. I am working on one consulting project right now. When I first started with Nuxeo (in Oct 2013) I also travelled to a couple of client sites.
Q: Your university degree is dual major in Computer …
It takes a dedicated, enthusiastic team to build and grow a company. Without that, it doesn’t matter how great the technology is. Nuxeo has brought on its latest team member, Stuart Miller, as head of Customer Service for the US, and he’s ready for the challenge.
Q: Tell us a bit about your background.
SM: I’m Canadian, but I wasn’t born there. I was born in Santiago (Chile) actually, but I also lived in Kingston (Jamaica), and Canberra (Australia) when I was a young child, then Ottawa (Canada) during my formative years, through high school. I studied at Queen’s University, in Kingston. But the moment I finished my studies, I moved to Silicon Valley. That was in 1995 – the cool exciting time for startups.
Back then, the dot-com boom was in full swing, and it seemed like everyone was working in IT. I actually started a company building interactive …
This month, meet Vanessa Enrie, Nuxeo’s Financial and Admin Manager. She’s making sure everything runs smoothly in the company.
I have been working here since 2006, so it has been seven years. I started as an executive assistant when I arrived. I found this job through a friend I had in common with someone at Nuxeo.
What path did you take to get here?
I had absolutely no idea of what I wanted to do. I actually started by doing small jobs, then I did a FONGECIF (paid leave given to follow a professional training) to get an executive assistant diploma and I ended up at Nuxeo.
And I know your job has changed a lot since the beginning.
Yes, now I am Financial and Admin Manager. Basically I take care of everything that is …
Vincent Dutat is a full-time developer working for Nuxeo in San Francisco. He’s worked with the Nuxeo Platform since 2007, but only officially joined Nuxeo in September 2013. Vincent, who is originally from Belgium saw an opportunity to work with a technology he really liked and experience the beaches, mountains and fresh air that comes with living in California at the same time.
The Road to Nuxeo
Vincent has been a developer for almost 20 years — it will be 20 years in February 2014 to be exact. With a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from the Institut Superieur Economique de la Ville de Mons, in Mons, Belgium, Vincent has worked on a wide range of development projects through the consulting firm Micro Research. One look at his CV and you clearly see the depth of his experience in a range of technologies of which Java was a key one.…
Digital Marketing is a growing discipline with plenty of opportunities to learn and help build a company’s digital presence. This is the path Prateeksha Barman chose when she embarked on an International MBA at the University of South Carolina. Not only did she make a big career change to do it, she also left her native home in India. Currently doing her internship at Nuxeo, we caught up with Prateeksha to learn more about her decision to leave her job as a Systems Engineer and her home, and what she’s learning along the way.
1. You spent almost two years working at Infosys as a Systems Engineer, what kind of work did you do during your time there?
For the first 4 months I did the professional training. After the training I joined the manufacturing unit for Infosys. I worked for Apple Inc. For the first two months with Apple …
If you follow Nuxeo’s activity closely, you have probably heard of Damien Metzler. In fact, we had already interviewed him two years ago. At that time Damien was running a developer team at Leroy Merlin, with a strong focus on Nuxeo projects. They have deployed many successful projects and contributed features and bug fixes in the process. But today, I’m interviewing him as a Nuxeo developer. Damien joined our team six months ago.
What did you do before joining Nuxeo?
I was in an engineering school which was not focused on computer programming at all. It was an Arts et Métiers school, which is to say a school specializing in mechanics. The thing is, I really got into programming when I was young. So I kept doing this. I have had a rather typical career so far. I started working right after school for a systems integrator in 2001. There …
Meet Bertrand Chauvin, the new training instructor at Nuxeo! Bertrand is in charge of the entire training program, from course design to materials to delivery. He has already made some valuable contributions to our documentation.
You haven’t always been working in IT. In fact, you have a very interesting background. Can you tell me more about it?
It’s true that I don’t have a typical background for someone working at a software company. My studies were in hospitality and tourism, but I didn’t work in that domain for very long, actually. I did that for 4 years. I spent 6 months as porter because at the same time I was working on another project with a concierge friend to create a website. But unfortunately, the project stopped because we didn’t have enough money. And since this did not work out, I needed a full-time job. So I found a job …
Meet Anahide Tchertchian, a member of the Nuxeo development team since the early years. She works on many different functionalities and technologies, such as Nuxeo Studio and the UI Framework (layouts, widgets, content views). She’s the go-to person at Nuxeo for JSF and Seam.
When did you join Nuxeo?
It’s been a while, in 2004. At that time, we were working on Zope CPS, coding in Python. This is my first job. I found it through a friend who was working on a project using CPS, and who pointed out Nuxeo to me since I had previous experience on Zope. And, I wanted to get in the software industry anyway.
Were you looking for a job specifically in Open Source?
Not specifically Open Source at first, as I’m not the strongest minded person on this topic at Nuxeo, but I like the spirit, so it was definitely a plus to …
This month, we will meet Mathieu Guillaume, Nuxeo’s Systems and Network Admin. He is the man who makes sure that the network and systems are working well, so that our developers can build new and cool stuff every day!
When did you join Nuxeo and how did you land in this job?
It’s going to be four years at Nuxeo this August. I found Nuxeo through my brother, who’s the head of the R&D department here. I had been in my former job for almost 9 years and I was getting bored and wanted a change. My brother said he needed a sysadmin. So, after a few interviews with Nuxeo, here I am.
What you think about the company culture and work environment here?
People at Nuxeo are all doing the work that interests them. So, no one thinks twice before putting in more time outside of the regular hours …
Today we meet Pascaline, sales rep extraordinaire. She arrived at Nuxeo two years ago and is taking care of the French public sector. I had a chance to chat with her during one of our many lunches at La Piscine, our Parisian neighborhood restaurant.
Tell me about your role at Nuxeo.
I’m on the Sales team and I handle the following sectors: public, banking, insurance, transportation and media in France. In my role, I look for new customers, help them understand how Nuxeo can work for their projects, organize demos, and advise them in their different choices, with some help from the PreSales guys. I also tell them about our partners, service and support offering, training and development team.
What brought you to Nuxeo?
The European Director of Sales was looking for someone in the public sector area, and we had already worked together in the past in the same …