A* starts a job in the US
2020, September 1st
That’s it, A* went back to New York to start his job a a Software Engineer for Bloomberg.
We will see how this new situation will impact the IFC.
During the first weeks, he will be in training, so he wil still have time to work for the project. But it’s difficult to know how things will evolve. We took advantage of these few summer weeks very well to deploy the IFC app, and to work hard on the website V2. I hope we’ll deploy the V2 soon, since it will have a lot of new features.
It is not easy to build a project with someone living on a different continent, with a 6 hours time difference. Even more if he has a full-time job. So I decided to learn code in a 1 year Openclassroom formation to help him with the code, and be able to keep developing the app if he is not available.
This is something I have always wanted to do, and now that I have a goal, my project, I want to do it. And deep inside, I don’t care taking my time after my studies, if it’s to learn new things. In parallel with this formation, I’ll give guitar lessons to make money.
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It sucks to have very qualified profiles like A* leaving France and working for US companies. A* and I talked a lot about that. And I understand the reasons. In US companies, engineers are way more valued than in France. Higher wages, more respect.
If the IFC becomes a company, I will try to create conditions to keep our brains in our French ecosystem, in our French companies.