Nekohayo! I am a manager, marketeer, business developer, user interaction designer and tester. Call upon me and you will discover a passionate, loyal and tireless partner.
In my free time, I am also a filmmaker, software developer, visual artist and fragger. I've also had lots of computers and watched plenty of anime. Here's my geek badge, click it for details on open-source code contributions:
- Email: nekohayo [at] gmail.com
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Note that this page is not a CV nor a portfolio. Some parts of my previous jobs are confidential, so they are either not shown or left intentionally vague here. Email me and I will be happy to send you a tailored version.
I serve business executives worldwide who have no use for average results. My calling is to solve problems in depth, with efficient solutions and outcomes that stand the test of time—no snake oil, no smoke screens. Since 2011, I have been providing my business & management consulting services, business development, branding (including brand management and customer experience), industrial product design, user interaction design, and various other mission-critical services as the principal of the idéemarque agency. Some engagements are long-term retainer agreements, for example:
- Since August 2016, confidential (San Francisco): CMO
- Since March 2014, ÉTS (Montréal): Management consultant for various departments
- Feb 2012 to Oct 2013, Collabora (Montréal): Technical marketing specialist and business developer
- Apr to Aug 2011, Statistics Canada: Crew Leader
Jobs in sales, design or software development from 2000 to 2010 have been omitted from this page for brevity.
Other stuff I do
- President of two boards of directors for an expanding residential complex with a 700k yearly combined operating budget
- Co-maintaining the Pitivi project
- Open Source contributions in general
- Member of the GNOME Foundation
Publications, articles & archives
Talks and workshops
- August 2016: The making of the new Annual Report (GUADEC 2016) [video]
- August 2016: Freedom-respecting laptops & tablets manufactured to run a pure GNOME (GUADEC 2016) [video]
- May 2015: Pitivi, 10 years of libre video editing (LGM 2015)
- July 2014: opening and closing sessions of GUADEC 2014
- July 2014: Pitivi, a cutting tool at the bleeding edge (GUADEC 2014) [available on the Pitivi showcase]
- August 2013: Extreme containment measures: keeping your bug reports under control (GUADEC 2013) [vidéo]
- August 2013: Pitivi & GES, towards 1.x (GUADEC 2013) [available on the Pitivi showcase]
- January 2013: Pitivi, an overview (Montréal Python #34)
- August 2012: GStreamer Editing Services (GStreamer conference 2012) [video]
- May and July 2012: Pitivi & GES, the State of the Onion (GNOME Asia, GUADEC 2012) [available on the Pitivi showcase]
- September 2011: Pitivi workshop (Montréal Libre 2011)
- September 2011: open discussion/workshop on open video editors (Open Video Conference 2011)
- May 2011: Pitivi and the state of video editing on Linux [video, slides] (Libre Graphics Meeting 2011)
- May 2010: Pitivi, an overview [slides] (Libuntu 2010)
- May 2010: GIMP workshop (Libuntu 2010)
- March 2010: Pitivi, an overview [slides] (Ubuntu Global Jam Montreal 2010)
- August 2009: Screening for psychological problems in the intensive care unit (Severe burns intensive care unit, CHUM Hôtel-Dieu)
- May 2009: Pitivi, history and developement [video, slides] (Libre Graphics Meeting 2009)
- May 2009: How to Inflict Trauma on your Audience [video, slides] (Libre Graphics Meeting 2009)
- January, 2009: Specto (Polytechnique)
- January, 2009: GNOME Power Manager (Polytechnique)
- December, 2006: Introduction aux logiciels libres (Collège de Maisonneuve)
Usability, UX, and Visual Design
Usability work, Human Interface Guidelines, ergonomics and human-computer interaction are part of my blood. As an interaction designer, I have contributed in this fashion to dozens of computer software applications projects.
I have also designed icons, logos and brand architectures used in many software applications or in various businesses.
My portfolio is not available online. Email me and I will be happy to send you a tailored version.
My continued involvement in Free and Open Source software has made me file hundreds of bug reports and thousands of comments on various pieces of software that I have used and loved. Over time, I have involved myself in bug triaging to ease the developers' task. My bug reports are scattered over the web, but are for the most part contained in:
I also have a list of some of the top bugs I'm proud to have helped solve or investigate.
I maintained Pitivi's automated user interface test suite for some years.