Sylvain UTARD


En résumé

I'm currently working at Algolia, a french startup enabling developers to make their apps smarter with an outstanding search experience.

In my off-hours, I do lots of web-oriented developments, play a lot with Ruby on Rails, HTML, javascript and CSS.

Current interests :
- Java, C++, Ruby
- Indexing, Solr, Lucene, ElasticSearch
- NLP, text mining
- BigData
- Technical challenges, working on high-volume data

Mes compétences :
High availability


  • Algolia - VP of Engineering

    Paris 2013 - maintenant
  • Exalead - Software Architect

    Paris 2010 - 2013 Indexing, textmining, natural language processing, C++, Java.
  • EPITA - Text Mining/Web Mining teacher

    Villejuif 2009 - maintenant 2009: 6-hours course, Web Mining introduction, real-world oriented
    2010: 14-hours course, Text Mining
    2010: 14-hours course, Web Mining, real-world oriented
  • Enchères à l'envers - Associate and webmaster

    2009 - 2009 A reverse auction on-line game (rails project)
  • Exalead - R&D Engineer

    Paris 2008 - 2010 Classification, textmining, indexing, natural language processing, C++, Java.
  • Globuyteam GmbH - Associate and webmaster

    2008 - maintenant Connecting buyers worldwide for direct benchmarks
  • Gostai - C++/QT developper

    2006 - 2006 Development of a tool related to URBI (robotic-oriented programming language), in C++ and QT. I started a new project called "Motion Editor", allowing a non-programming person to create a movement using a timeline and graphical widgets. The movement was then translated into URBI and executed on the robots.
  • EPITA - Chief teacher assistant

    Villejuif 2006 - 2008 Leader of a 30 people team teaching programming languages (C, C++, Java, Ruby, Perl, SQL, Shell Script) in a UNIX-like environment to 3rd year students of EPITA (240 students). I assisted them during their various projects and gave regular presentations and courses on various topics.
  • 3IE, SSII, Paris Sud - Developper C#/.Net/PHP

    2006 - 2007 Parallel scholarship at EPITA through the Junior Enterprise or EPITA.
    I worked with the .NET frameworkin C# and discovered WPF and WCF. During this period, I participated with 3 friends in the Imagine Cup, software design category. We finished at the second place of the french final.
  • Live On BanKiZ - Auto entrepreneur

    2003 - maintenant I had the chance to create one of the first online multiplayer tamagoshi game (yes FarmVille, I was there before!). More than 500.000 players, around 1000 simulatenous connections and about 70.000 uniq visits per month.