What I Made In 2017
After some time working on the collaboration between Captain Train and its
acquirer Trainline, to bring together both companies’ technologies through a
common protocol, and maintaining the SNCF integration through major evolutions
of their offerings, I left the company to join Qonto
This bank startup that just came out of beta when I joined (I literally removed
the beta tag from the website on my first week) offers the most streamlined
online banking experience for businesses.
I brought together a great team. This year, we will focus on making the backend
banking integration top-notch.
As a result, I had less time for free-time open-source. There were three big
directions to what I did:
- The Shields.io core team increased, and it allowed us to optimize things
like the font-width computation (hat tip to Paul Melnikow for that).
- I pursue TheFileTree, to provide the infrastructure for a self-helping
community of makers. (It is very far from there yet.) I switched it to using
the Canop system, which I still have to make support a full JSON, to allow
for more complex apps. I redid the API and made the app system as designed
the year before.
- I played with AI in the stride of DeepMind’s [AlphaGo] effort, and produced
a Node.js Go library, badukjs.
To sum up, this year, I switched focus from “me” to “us”. Great things are not a
lonely job, but an active coordination.
Next year, I will focus on building-block infrastructure for more cooperation.