In case you care about who’s behind these posts – I’m sure you don’t but if you do – here is who I am.
I am born in 1986 in France, and studied IT there as an engineer until 2009. Then, when I was done with my studies, a classmate/friend of mine called me and asked me: “I have a job for you in ECM, are you interested?”. I thought what the hell is ECM? Then I googled it and it seemed really boring :). This is actually the frequent opinion on the matter, which I can’t disapproved because when I introduce my job, it really does sound boring. I mean, come-on, dealing with documents all days sounds like the most boring job on earth. The truth is we do much more than that, thanks God!
Anyway, I took this job because I was really
desperate curious and this is how I end up in this industry, kind of by accident in 2009. And the truth is I loved it!
I worked for three years in France, and I quickly specialized on FileNet P8 and end up giving training for IBM, beside working on a few projects in my company and internal training also. Then my life changed… 2 years after I started to work, my Girlfriend and I went to Argentina for one month, she’s from there. And this trip made me realize that there is something else to see somewhere else. So one year later, on 2012, I quit my job and we started traveling for six months, Canada, United-States, Qatar, Germany. But it wasn’t enough, we still needed more. So we left for China. My Girlfriend is writing a blog about all our travels, which is a lot more pleasant to read than mine 🙂 Her writing is a lot better but she has no excuse… she’s an English/Spanish/French teacher, while I’m barely managing to use my English/Chinese, and let’s not talk about my nonexistent Slovak (I’ll come back on that later). Anyway, you should check it out, this is really nice to read (you would think my opinion is biased but it is truly really good :), here is the link www.wanderingsecrets.com).
China was awsome, she was working and I was brave enough to say this year I am going to… not work. So I went to the university to learn Chinese for a year. I loved Chinese, the best language on the planet. China was great, but again, my Girlfriend tells the story a lot more poetically than me so I’ll stop there.
Anyway, after one year in China, we were missing travel, so we spent another 3 months traveling in China, Laos and Vietnam, then we flew “home”. But actually home wasn’t really home anymore, and we didn’t want to stay there too long, so I started to look for a job, anywhere in the world. We end up in Slovakia, which is kinda weird. But I really like this country, sometime I think it is almost too similar to France, especially after China, but still, life in Bratislava is really great.
So here I am now, almost 6 years of experience in ECM (with a 2 years break, one of the best thing I did in my short life), working for IBM in Slovakia, on FileNet and IBM Content Navigator. I’d never thought I will end up in Slovakia, working for a company like IBM, but I love it, my life is great!