updated on April, 5th 2018
It's been 18 months since I've been living in the Dallas, TX area. The weather is terrific, and allows me to play tennis several times a week, which is really cool.
I can use this physical activites every other day, because on the professionnal side, things are very busy!
After several months of discussion, my ex-associate and I finally found an agreement for me to sell him my shares in the company I co-founded 3 years ago. Wirate is now a thing of the past, and I wish them all the success they deserve. It has been a great exeperience, but as time has passed, it became clear that I no longer had my future connected to this projet.
I'm currently spending most of my time working on data science projects. After working on the Australian Open Data Science Project earlier this year, I'm currently committed in a project launched by Data For Good, a non-profit organization based in Paris; the main goal is to be able to reduce the mortality rate in hospital's Intensive Care Units (ICU) by building algorithm based on the MIMIC database.
Also, I continue learning at a pace that I haven't known since I graduated from college 7 years ago! This feels great. Machine learning, statistics, Neural Networks, software engineering, DevOps... Thank to all the great online ressources (and some good old books too) I'm becoming a better data and computer scientist days after days. The different team projects allow me to apply all the knowledge I gained directly in "real world" environments, and working with other people around the globe forces me to push even further!
I'm excited about what the future will bring. Indeed, needless to say that I'm already eager to start my next venture ;-)