Hi, I'm Thomas πŸ‘‹

I'm a software engineer and entrepreneur with significant experience in leading major projects & building products from scratch with a customer-focused mindset.


10 years ago, I discovered programming with Apple Script. At 16 years old, I became Microsoft Student Partner Lead and was awarded as Developer Hero by Microsoft France.

After studying at Paris Descartes university I decided to join VideoLAN, as the main developer of the VLC for Windows Store app. It became one of the most used Windows Store apps with more than 22 millions downloads in 2016.

In 2016 I co-founded Minsar, a 3D creativity software for mixed reality with my fellow business partner.

As Microsoft Regional Director (now on my third term) I advise companies on Microsoft products and services so they can achieve more with mixed reality and AI.

TL;DR

What

I cofounded a startup with Soraya Jaber in 2015 when we foresaw an upcoming problem with AR/VR we thought we had to solve.

Today, the app is used by dozen companies around the world, empowering them in creating beautiful 3D experiences with no lines of code.

Where

I currently live in Paris, France, in the magnificent City Center.

I was born in Nice and had the chance to spend most of my time in the French Riviera which is definitely one of the most beautiful places in the world if you ask me.

Weird

I love my work, but I also ski, go mountain-biking, and play guitar or piano.

I also love learning about climate change, energy harvesting (renewables and nuclear, mostly), astronomy and space exploration.

Oh, and I love Pingu 🐧.


Career

CTO & Co-Founder (Minsar (Opuscope SAS))

I cofounded Minsar β€” a headset-first creativity software to design your own reality.

Software Developer (VideoLabs)

Designing and developing VLC Media Player for Windows, Windows 10 Mobile, Xbox and Immersive devices (like HoloLens).

Software Developer (VideoLAN organization)

As VLC Media Player is an open source project, I decided to join the team in December to help them to get a beautiful design and a unique user experience on Windows Phone and Windows 8.

Freelancer (Self-employed)

Porting several french apps on the Windows (Phone & Tablet) platforms, UI design and front-end app development.

Side projects

Azure DevOps - Philips HueπŸ’‘

Turn your Hue lights green or red based on CI/CD pipelines status.

WIP >
NOOT 🐧🐧

Get your Windows or macOS setup configured with all your software and repositories. Built with .NET Core.

WIP >
I Love Music🎧

A social music player for Windows Phone 7 and Windows 8, with Last.FM integration & cross-device sync.

WIP >

Let's build the future together.

I advise several companies on Spatial Computing & Computer Vision (AI) technologies, so you can fully leverage these in your strategy.


If you're interested in spatial computing, or are working in the space, I'd love to hear from you.

If you want to join me on the mission to accelerate the world's transition to XR technologies world with better creative tools, I'd love to meet you.