I am Pierre-Paul

Latest blog posts

My first Drupal contrib module
2022-03-27
Even though I have been working with Drupal for more than 10 years, I have never published an open-source contrib module. Today I did.
Set limits to docker containers, when using dokku
2022-03-13
Got a rogue container taking all your CPU on your dokku instance? When using dokku with multi tenants, it makes sense to set some limits.
Outputing clockify data into conky
2021-01-24
Using clockify on a daily basis, I find it useful to show to my timesheet directly on my desktop using conky.

Expertise

Python
Django, Wagtail, I love python
PHP
Drupal 7/8/9, Symphony
DevOps/CI
Docker, docker-compose, Vagrant, Ansible, Gitlab runner/bitbucket pipelines

Projects

Secondo
A private networking PWA app, based on django-drf and VueJS. It was a nice project to work on, to test our skills and dig more deeply into django channels.
Kickoff Legends
A football/soccer game based on Flask (python) and AngularJS (+ a touch of phaser). People manage their football team, play against each others (in real time, thanks to websockets) or automated matches. This was a good chunk of my life at StudioQI as their CTO.
TradeSpecifix
A django + react PWA application. Keeps track of Safety and security meetings done by workers, on construction site. Also used as a time logging application with GPS data.

Me

As said earlier, I started off as a web developer, following CEGEP, where I studied "informatique de gestion" and then one year at the ETS. After my two first years as a professional web developer, I started getting really interested in system administration. This attraction helped me get a better understanding of the low level packages that would be used later on to deliver faster, more responsive web applications.

From June 2013 to November 2016, I've been the main Sysadmin at Pheromone, managing a not so small cluster of servers. Some being VMWare, others being OpenVZ contexts while others were Amazon EC2.

From November 2016 to May 2018, I was promoted CTO to a new Pheromone subentity named StudioQi, focused on creating games.

From August 2018 up to 2020, I have been working with Francois Viens on multiple (and very cool contracts), like Dis-Moi or TradeSpecifix.

In 2020, with Edouard and Francois, we decided to create a new company, called FIXRS, where developers no longer need to choose between family and work.

Contact

You can contact me via pierrepaul[@]fixrs.ca ou via LinkedIn.