about:me

Hey there!
My name is Brendan Abolivier, and I'm a French student at ISEN, an engineering school located in Brest (France), where I mainly study software engineering.
I'm a very curious guy, in every sense of the word. I love programming, systems administration, networks management, but I also have many interests outside of the IT field. I have some experience in volunteering, in music production, radio production, management... I'm even the co-founder (and current president) of a music-centered non-profit organisation named Trancendances!
I'm very interested in discovering new people and practices (I love attending to conferences), new aspects of the fields I'm already playing in, or even new domains I don't have any relation with.
Back to IT, I've always been curious about how these new technologies we're living with more and more are working and interacting with our lifestyle. I also am involved in open-source communities, actively contributing to free software projects.
I hope you will be able to discover me during your browsing of this website, so have a pleasant one!

Experiences

Cozy Cloud

Cozy Cloud

2017-present - Part-time intern

I'm currently working at Cozy Cloud as a part-time intern. I'm part of the systems team and in charge of setting up a monitoring solution using Warp10 and Prometheus.

Matrix.org

Matrix.org

2017 - Intern

In 2017, I spent the summer working with the Matrix.org team, in their London HQ, on a new reference implementation of their decentralised APIs.

Startup Weekend Brest

Startup Weekend Brest

2016-present - Staff member

In 2016, I had the opportunity to join the team of volunteers in charge of the Brest Startup Weekend.

Thomson Video Networks

Thomson Video Networks

2015-2016 - Part-time intern

In the context of my studies, have been working as a part-time intern at Thomson Video Networks, one of the leader for video and audio processing. During this internship, I was working on format conversion for video feeds.

Cozy Cloud

Cozy Cloud

2015 - Intern

I have worked ten weeks as an intern in the start-up Cozy Cloud, during which I worked on a Node.JS application for the Cozy platform.

Secours populaire français

Secours populaire français

2014 - Intern

I joined the team of volunteers at the non-profit organisation "Secours populaire français" for two weeks. I was in charge of a vacation day for the people not able to afford going on holiday.

ISEN

ISEN Brest

2013-present - Student

I am studying engineering sciences and IT at the engineering school ISEN Brest. I am currently completing my third year in the "Cycle Informatique et Réseaux" (french for "IT and Networking Cycle") curriculum.

Trancendances

Trancendances

2011-present - President/Founder

I founded the non-profit organisation Trancendances, acting to share and popularise trance music, together with Killian Frelaut. I also manage external relationships, and the organisation's technical service.

Projects

Vinimay

Vinimay

In 2017, I teamed up with Joseph Caillet for a school project. We worked on a decentralised Facebook-like social network, AGPL-licensed and with an open API, and we were able to produce a working proof of concept in two months.

Node.JS, SQLite, ORM, Hapi/Joi/Boom, TypeScript, Swagger

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SMAM (Send Me A Mail)

Send Me A Mail

I developped a free contact form embedding software (used on this portfolio) based on Nodemailer from a need some friends and I had. According to my beliefs in freedom of software, I made this project free, usable and hostable by everyone.

Node.JS, HTML, CSS, JavaScript

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Trancendances Online Festival

Trancendances Online Festival

In september 2016, Trancendances organised the first edition of the Trancendances Online Festival, a music festival inspired from the biggest music events from all around the world, entirely on the web. This needed to set up a whole infrastructure, which I handled.

Haproxy, Caddy, Icecast2, MPD, JavaScript

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RSF Censorship Detector

RSF Censorship Detector

In february 2016, I took part in a hackaton organised by Reporters Without Borders for their annual initiative Collateral Freedom. Together with Clément Salaün, we wrote a browser extension allowing more people to access a web more free.

WebExtensions, HTML, CSS, JavaScript

Chrome Webstore Mozilla Add-ons View on GitHub
Burger Quizz

Burger Quizz

As a school project, we had to work, in groups of two, on a web adaptation of "Burger Quizz", an old TV game. I worked with Joseph Caillet on this application, with a JSON API written in PHP, a Node.JS script handling the multiplayer mode, and a Java application managing the database's content.

HTML, CSS, JavaScript, Node.JS, PHP, REST, JSON, MySQL, Java

Try it View on Github
BomberCIR

BomberCIR

With four of my classmates, we created a web platform game for the "Game of CIR" contest organised by our school (ISEN Brest), which aimed at showing the skills brought by the curriculum I was in. It comes with a Java application acting as an initiation to computer programming. Our game reached the first place in the contest, with a €250 prize.

JavaScript, Phaser

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Talks and conferences

Introduction au libre (FR)

Introduction au libre (FR)

In 2017, I gave a introduction to free software at my school. During this talk, I introduced the audience to the philosophy, the main licenses and business models of free software project and the different ways to contribute. It was later followed by a talk given by Jean-Baptiste Kempf from the VideoLAN organisation.

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Internet: Vie privée et données publiques (FR)

Internet: Vie privée et données publiques (FR)

In 2016, I teamed up with Gilles Biannic, a fellow student, for a conference in our school. For more than 90min, we tried to demonstrate the way our private datas are treated by big companies and to show the existing alternatives.

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Initiation au développement Web (FR)

Initiation au développement Web (FR)

As the web is becoming more and more important in our society, and especially to us as computer engineers, I gave a course on HTML5 and CSS3 with my classmate and then president of our school's webdesign club Konstantin Sidorenko.

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Contact

You can drop me an email at or use the form below.