2017 - Present
I lead the development of Algolia’s internal Web Crawler, a scalable distributed system built in Node.js.
2015 - Present
2015 - 2017
2015 - 2016
After co-presenting Startup Tour, a free 2-hour Lean Startup course that we gave at NUMA in August 2015, David Wise and I adapted it into a MOOC / blended e-learning course in French. I explain Agile/Scrum project management, and how to build a MVP without coding.
2015 - Present
2010 - 2015
Lead developer of a web product, from its inception.
2007 - 2010
(see the "Education" and "Publications" section for more information about my PhD thesis)
2006 - 2007
2005 - 2006
2005 - 2005
2004 - 2004
2003 - 2003
2016 - Present
I was in charge of migrating the 3-year codebase (formerly known as whyd.com) into an open-source project. Today, I'm contributing to the development of Openwhyd, and coordinating other contributors.
2013 - 2015
Organised 4 tech-focused hackathons in Paris and Lyon.
2013 - 2013
Organised the second edition of Angelhack hackathon in France, at Cifacom, Montreuil. ~100 participants.
2007 - 2010
2003 - 2006
At a time when social networking sites revolutionize the usages on the Web 2.0, it has become rich, easy, and fun to share private or professional content. Sharing personal information in real-time (such as news, moods, etc ), supports the maintenance of social ties at a high scale. However, the information overload which emerged from the growing quantity of signals exchanged on these services, often in real-time, motivates a regulation of these signals (called "mediated interactions"), in order to reduce the temporal cost for maintaining social networks, and implied interruptions, which have a negative impact on productivity on tasks that require long-lasting attention. In the frame of this thesis, we have developed a filtering and recommendation system that relies on contextual similarity between users that produce and consume social signals, as relevance criteria. In our approach, contextual information is aggregated and interpreted on users' terminal(s), before being submitted on-demand to a server in the form of a set of weighted tags. In this thesis, we present a broad state of the art on context-awareness, social networks and information retrieval, we propose a formalization of our filtering problem, and we implement and evaluate its application for enterprise social networking.
With an unwavering attention to the user experience, Adrien has built Whyd into the popular platform it is today. His thoroughness, ingenuity, and ability to respond rapidly to issues makes him an indispensable member of our team. But he more than just a programmer, his business intuition and entrepreneurial spirit bode very well for whatever future projects he chooses to embark upon. - Anthony Hymes
Reliable, pleasant, creative, passionate, strong technical/communication skills, tough on problem solving, end user satisfaction oriented. He managed to create an overall group cohesion in the team because of his constant good humor, never hesitating to lend a hand by sharing his knowledge with his colleagues. It has been a great pleasure working with Adrien. - Nasreddine Bouzada
Adrien is a very focused and self powered person and always pushing new ideas and solutions. - Fabien Bataille
Adrien is a reliable and collaborative colleague, responsive, methodical and efficient in his interactions. He has good ideas and is able to develop them both at theoretical and practical levels. He works well in a team, is open minded, and very friendly. - Jérôme Picault
I found Adrien to be proactive, autonomous, very competent in all things software, all-in-all a passionate character. Adrien is a valuable asset for any team in research, development or innovation, for his large scope of ideas, dynamism and open mind. He is also a very good drummer! - Julien Robinson
Adrien's capacity to ask the right questions, his motivation to define new scenarios that help people in their communication needs were key in the success of my Master thesis and the resulting publication. By having Adrien as a supervisor you have the certainty of fully enjoying each moment of your work. - Johann Stan