Philippe Loctaux

Computer science student at Epitech, graduating in 2023.

Hi, I’m Philippe, but I prefer to go by Phil.

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You can find me usually under the usernames philippeloctaux or x4m3.

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I got into tech by learning system administration and setting up servers.

Then got interest into programming by tinkering my linux machine and learning about the kernel and low-level programming.

I started the Epitech computer science school and learned how to solve solutions quickly by working on small projects, each tackling a technical concept.

My goal is to use my knowledge and experience to make software helping its users accomplish their needs.

When I feel like it, I write on my blog and upload videos.

Almost always working while listening to music or podcasts.

I speak English, French 🇫🇷 and Russian 🇷🇺.


Projects

Most of what I do is not listed here, usually I hack in something quickly or learn for personal research.

epitok

Library to replace tokens in Epitech school. (June - August 2020)

epi.today

A viewer of the Epitech intranet calendar. Aims to be a simpler and cleaner intranet. (December 2019)

timelapse for canvas.place

I created and maintained a timelapse of a virtual canvas where people place colored pixels to make art. (April 2017 - January 2020)

vim plugins

I use vim as my text editor of choice, so I learned Vimscript and wrote plugins to make my life easier.


Talks

Giving small talks helps me reduce my fear of public speaking, and I get to share what I know.


Work experience

AER

Teaching assistant in Epitech school.

My role is to help first year students when they hit technical problems in their projects, and I grade their work.

Since February 2020

Ubiscale

Second year school internship in french startup Ubiscale.

I coded a wireless gateway on a ESP8266 chipset in C.

August - December 2019

Hire me!

Interested in working with me? Get in touch!

I am also looking for an internship starting in April 2021 during 4-6 months.

If you happen to know someone who is looking for an intern, feel free to link them this website!


Skills

I can work comfortably on UNIX-based and Windows systems.

IDE of choice: vim or a Jetbrains tools

I’m alright

I want more experience

I’d like to learn

I’d prefer to avoid

This does not mean I’ve never worked with the items below, I would like to avoid these because I had bad experience with them.


Cool projects

Projects that I think are cool and worth checking out.


Cool people

Folks I worked with, or I like what they do.