Time to introduce the team for Blue Fanta (that’s our internal working name for the service).
I’ve been talking this over with Daniel Drouet since this summer. He has been a colleague and friend since the early days of Ile Sans Fil. His experience in the world of startups – mostly utilized as a partner in Montreal Startup is a wonderful asset as our own built-in startup coach.
Yannick Gingras is the technical lead. Daniel and I interviewed a ton of people in the search for a technical lead and we were extremely happy that Yannick was available and interested. He’s a strong and well-rounded resource (and person) and has the chops to get us to where we need to go. He’s also an organizer of the local Python community which is just cool and something that Daniel and I know something about – helping to develop the local tech community. And he brews his own beer which he is generous enough to share (!).
We are lucky enough to have a second technical resource and fourth co-founder – Nicolas Cadou. Nicolas is *also* a strong senior programmer and although he’s not full-time, it’s amazing to have him be part of this from the very beginning. Like Yannick he has a mix of technical skills including sysadmin experience and he has a yen for AJAX / UI interactivity so our cup is definitely running over on the technical side. He doesn’t bring free beer to the team meetings, but he’s pretty great besides that. :)