Mickaël Rémond Application 2015
I have been active in the Open Source community since 1993, mainly in French Linux non-profit organisations. In december 1998, the Erlang/OTP language and environment has been released under an Open Source licence and I have been active in this community since then (Erlang User of the Year 2004 and author of the French Erlang book published by Eyrolles).
My interest for Jabber gets back to 2000, when I was working at a company called IDEALX. I introduced Erlang as one of the main development language in this company. The company won a big project for large scale deploiement of Jabber Instant Messaging for the French Internet Service Provider LibertySurf. The architecture was build around Jabberd with a lot of Erlang code for clustering, scalability and high-availability (See: The migration from Erlang to OTP: A case study of a heavy duty TCP/IP Client Server application for the summary of the architecture, from an Erlang point of view). At this time, I was in charge of the development of an XML-based EAI (Enterprise Applications Integration system) called Buster.
Since 2005, my involvement in the Jabber community increased, while founding ProcessOne, actively developing ejabberd and related components / software.
I have been involved in the XSF as a member from 2006 to 2009 and served the XSF board in 2009. I kept on working on ejabberd and other XMPP project since then, but I had to reduce my involvement in the community as I needed to focus on expanding and managing ProcessOne. However, this allowed me to gain a lot of experience on push notification service and mobile development, as an addition to server developments. I feel this experience can benefit the XSF.
I have been working on various XMPP project over the year. I wrote a client library in Erlang. I contributed to ProcessOne work on mobile clients. However, I am mostly known for being one of the lead ejabberd developer.
I gave many talks on XMPP over the year I have been working on XMPP (More than 15 years) and plan to keep on doing the same this year.
Why am I applying this year ?
I managed to get the company to another level and I am fortunate enough to have time to get back to XMPP related works. I am very interested by the following topic at the moment: Pubsub, MUC v2, Internet of Things, Mobile Messaging and Push Notifications. I would like to get the change to work more closely will XSF Council and Board, as am XSF Member to use the experience I gain on other topics (Mobile, push, etc).