Passionate about software and technology, octopus lover, recipient of the Fritz Kutter Award 2019
I am a passionate woman fond of octopuses 🐙🐙
It took me a while to find my path, but as soon as I started programming, I knew it would define me for the rest of my life. I was involved in projects in many different domains, from quantum computing for particle physics to retail store interfaces.
I would define myself as a generalist, who wants to constantly switch technologies and face new challenges. When I am too bored after a day of work as a Software Engineer, I spend time working on personal projects, that are all available on GitHub.
Aside from my work, I love reading (especially time travel fiction, see my stats) and spending time with other passionate people. This love for sharing led me to co-found the GDG Fribourg, join multiple online communities (dev.to, StackOverflow), and start my own blog.
HEPQPR.Qallse is the first successful attempt at using a quantum annealer (D-Wave) for the reconstruction of charged particles at LHC. It led to a publication by Springer, and conferences in the USA, Japan, Spain, and France. My master thesis won an Award from the Fritz Kutter Fond (ETHZ).
This project took place in Berkeley, CA. It was a wonderful experience that taught me about physics, quantum computers, and myself.
BBData (short for Big Building Data) is a common platform for acquisition, storage, processing and sharing of smart building data. The main technologies include Hadoop, Spring Boot, Kafka, Cassandra, and Flink.
I was the lead developer and wrote two papers in collaboration with HEIA-FR and EPFL. The system is now in production and stores large volumes of data from sensors in Fribourg’s Smart Living Lab.
SwissCrawl is a corpus of 500,000+ Swiss German (GSW) sentences gathered from crawling the web between September and November 2019. The corpus was created using a semi-automated web-crawling toolchain in Python suited for low-resourced languages.
I designed, developed, and operated the whole toolchain as part of the SwissTranslation project in collaboration with Swisscom. It led to a publication in LREC.
EasyPass is a simple password manager that will save everything to an encrypted JSON file in Dropbox. The advantages? Always backed up, always available. If anything goes wrong with the app, you still have control.
EasyPass is my go-to project when trying a new language or technology. Current implementations include Go (command-line app), Java (desktop app), Kotlin (Android app), and Perl (command-line app).
ColiSuite is a suite of software used by a Belgian jewelry retail store chain called Colimaçon. It includes transactional tools, such as the cashier desk interface, and managerial tools to manage products, stocks, movements, and inventories. The technologies are Angular, MySQL, and Python/Flask.
I was the lead developer on the whole project, from design to production. I also provided support and maintenance for more than 2 years.
Open Source Projects are a way to try new languages and technologies and have fun! I have many personal projects, too many to list here, but you can find more information on my GitHub or my blog.
I also contribute to other open-source projects when I can (Hacktoberfest).
GameJams are friendly competitions where small teams of designers and developers (typically 4) work together for 2-4 days to create a game based on one or more themes
Participating in game jams in the past has been a fantastic experience that taught me valuable skills such as collaboration, quick thinking, creativity, and stress management. Most importantly, it was a lot of fun!
April 2023 - Present
Contribute to the full Divio ecosystem, from backend (Python/Django) to Cloud (AWS, Azure, ...) and CI/CD.
Contribute to the platform powering all digital products. Broad tasks and responsibilities, including R&D, development & maintenance of robust and reusable components (Java/Kotlin, Spring Boot, gRPC, Kafka, ...), CI/CD (Jenkins, OpenShift, Helm), support & formation to other teams, SM (scrum master)/Team lead. I love the diversity and the wide array of challenges and opportunities it offers.
Work on a deep neural translation system to convert Swiss German to High German (NLP, machine learning, transformers). Creation of an open-source, generic web crawler used to collect the largest Swiss German corpus to date - SwissCrawl.
Lead developer on various projects, including BBData, a Big Data ecosystem for Smart Buildings (Hadoop), and Colimaçon, a transactional and managerial ecosystem for a Jewelry retail chain, both in production. Teaching, coaching.
The first application of a quantum annealer (D-Wave) to reconstruct the paths of charged particles at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC). Led to a publication by Springer and conferences in the USA, Japan, Spain, and France.
August 2012 - May 2015
Development of websites and WordPress plugins. Setup, maintenance, logos, and design.
This paper is a follow-up that presents the improvements made to BBData v2.0 and the choices behind it: review of some design choices, technology stack overhaul, profiles to better fit different needs, improved performances, thorough stress tests, open-sourcing of the code, and much more.https://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.1088/1742-6596/2042/1/012016
This paper presents SwissCrawl, the broadest Swiss German text corpus to date. It was generated using a semi-automated web scraping tool available on GitHub that could be applied to other low-resource languages.https://arxiv.org/abs/1912.00159
This paper demonstrates the use of a quantum annealer (D-Wave) for the reconstruction of charged particles at LHC. It is the first successful application of quantum computing to high-energy physics (HEP).https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s41781-019-0032-5
This paper presents Big Building Data (BBDATA), a secure platform for storing building-related data based on the latest Internet of Things (IoT) and Big Data technologies.https://www.researchgate.net/publication/319634597_Big_Building_Data_-_a_Big_Data_Platform_for_Smart_Buildings
September 2016 - February 2019
September 2012 - February 2015
September 2008 - February 2011
September 2005 - June 2008
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