Hi, I'm Martin
I've been coding and helping others to code for a while. Blog posts are just below, info about my experience is here. More about me on the about page.
I've been working as a freelance for a few years now. I tend to prefer missions in small companies or teams with a lot of autonomy. Nowadays I only work for companies with positive social impact - a subjective measure that generally means active in climate, health, education or similar sectors.
My collaborations can differ widely - from a couple of emails to help a first time founder with their technical challenges to leading a technical team for several years.
If you recognize yourself in the description above and want to work together, just send me an email.
They've trusted me
Give me a break with this 'quiet quitting' BS
A weird expression has appeared those last months: "Quiet Quitting". From the internet, the definition of it is something like: The term “quiet quitting” refers to employees who put no more...read article
The lone freelance and his 50 colleagues
Networking matters (again) A few months ago I blogged about how networking matters - this post could be named "Networking matters, again". My previous post on this topic was about how much a...read article
Try don't talk
Story Software development is full of uncertainties. Most teams I've been part of generally start development with little-known facts and a lot of unknown ones - both on the business and on the...read article
A simple autonomy test
Story A middle manager at a company I was discussing with was explaining their intentions regarding their team. Among other objectives was to increase coaching done by senior people in the team and to...read article
About the previous guy
A customer told me once: "That's the problem with you programmers - each time I ask one to take over the work, the first thing I hear is how the previous guy did it all wrong and everything need...read article
The reluctant freelance
It has been a year now that I've played the "prototypical" role of a freelance developer - doing various missions for several clients and generally enjoying myself doing so. The fun part is...read article
Don't build a F35
The setup Someone inside BigCorp (which can be a private company but also a public one or a part of an institution, governement, etc - what matters is that it's big) Bob, a manager stumble into a...read article
Technology: Come to the boring side, we deliver value
Technical advisor I've been in position to give advice to early stage, usually non technical founder a significant number of time since my move in the startup world. One of the most frequent question...read article
2021 Wrap Up - on the technical side
A year of technical work I blogged last week about my 2021 Wrap Up - this is also a good opportunity to look at what I've learn in this first year of "back to technical work". A few months...read article
2021 Wrap Up
Back to (technical) work Leaving management My main (work) update of the year was clearly my decision to leave my job as Bluesquare's CTO. Not only I had been there for more than 5 years, but this...read article