I’m David Larlet, a Web developer based in Montreal 🇨🇦.
I’m aiming for a resilient, frugal and empathetic Web.
I consider technologies as a means to an end, and as such we will have to discuss and challenge our shared goals regularly.
- Helping a team to grow up on a technical side, bringing my experience of an open and collaborative culture,
- developing quality websites with a tiny perimeter but a great value for end users,
- taking care of the inclusivity of a product, from user experience to accessibility to performances and so on,
- tackling a particular issue/feature which requires a good expertise on the subject,
- working from home when I need to achieve highly focused tasks.
That list is definitely not restrictive, let’s discuss.
- Working in an hostile and untrusty environment (open-space, intolerance, conflicts and so on),
- helping to achieve a goal I’m not convinced about,
- feeling the lack of empathy and respect towards users,
- lacking continuous feedback about things I work on,
- keeping up alone within a tunnel of development.
That list is quite restrictive, intentionally.
What I did
- Being part of a web cooperative for 6 years,
- building from scratch a media website for 6 months within a team of 4 in an incremental and iterative process,
- prototyping an ecosystem of websites, APIs and protocols for 6 months to check if a French law related to unmanned aerial vehicles was applicable,
- helping the French government for 2.5 years to release its open data through the data.gouv.fr portal focusing on quality and social interactions,
- working with Mozilla for 1.5 year, first on the payment platform for FirefoxOS and then on the popular addons.mozilla.org website,
- co-creating a tool dedicated to documentation for lawyers which is in use for almost a decade now,
- interfacing a search engine for 1 year with an hypermedia API,
- running my own solo company for 4 years on various projects,
- being part of a start-up for 1 year.
I had to strip down a few not to feel too old 😅.
Technical bingo: Python3, VanillaES6, HTML5, Redis, HTTP, hypermedia APIs, Roll.
What I (also) did
- Becoming a dad (and still trying to figure out what it means),
- summiting Mont Fuji, Mont Blanc and Mont Royal,
- giving a couple of conferences around the globe,
- teaching HTML5/CSS3 to students for 2 years,
- practicing various endurance sports on a weekly basis,
- easing communities to create links through web-based tools and events,
- bushcrafting (that’s the new term for camping) a few days here and then alone in the wilderness,
- blogging quite regularly since 2004.
What we can do together
At last! First, drop me an email and then let’s try to find a moment to discuss either in a public place close to Montreal or via a video conversation tool.