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Hello World!

Hey, I’m Maxence Poutord, a passionate software engineer, technical speaker, blogger and mentor. I started coding at the age of 11 with the QBasic language. +20 years later, I’m still coding! My expertise lies primarily in the development of web applications. I was also involved in hiring at most of the organisations I work for, interviewing candidates and helping HR make decisions.

After 2 years as an expat in Dublin, I became a digital nomad. I started working and living where the WiFi and the sun are (Europe and Southeast Asia). I’m now based in Paris and I still work remotely.

What I do for a living

I am currently a Senior Software Engineer at Orderfox where I am building software for the CNC industry. I’m focusing on:

  • 🏗 Architecture/Infrastructure of a React application (TypeScript, Tailwind) and a Node.js application (NestJS);
  • 🚦 Testing (Jest, Cypress and Testing Library);
  • 👨‍🦯 Accessibility (a11y)
  • 🏎 Performances.

What I do for fun

  • ✈️ Travel. Often.
  • 👨‍🍳 Cook. I love to cook food from all over the world. From Italian Pizza to Indian dal. Some of my recipes are online
  • 🧗🏻 Sport. I mostly Run, hike and cycle. I’m also a canyoning guide!
  • 🍺 Appreciate a Gin or a pint of beer (IPA/NEIPA).
  • 🕹 Play video games. Especially Age of Empires 2, a 20 y.o. game!
  • 📘 Learn new things. As a lifelong learner, I can’t imagine one day without learning something new!
  • 🗣 Tech trainer and public speaker.
  • 👨🏼‍💻 Play with code. Sometimes, it ends up in an open-source contribution or a blog post!

Why this blog?

I started this blog in 2014 because I wanted to keep track of my experiements. At the beginning, it was all private. I learnt a lot on the internets so, I realised I had to give something back to the community. That’s why, I decided to make it public to share my knowledge with the world.

My site has no ads, sponsored content or bullshit. It is my blog, my content and my ideas.

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