I'm Arnaud Rebillout, a French software engineer living in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.
I studied computer science at the University of Bordeaux 1, France, where I obtained my master's degree with honors in 2007. Since then, I lived and worked in France, Australia, Switzerland and Vietnam.
I currently work as a freelance consultant.
I'm a Debian maintainer and I can support your business in using Debian for various projects, or maintain your existing Debian infrastructure, or anything in between.
Debian is a general-purpose Linux operating system, widely used server-side (either in containers, or as a host OS), and also suitable for IoT devices and embedded systems. Debian is the OS on top of which is built Ubuntu.
I can also deliver projects with Buildroot, a tool that specializes in building highly tailored Linux OS for embedded devices. Buildroot is best for low-resource devices.
|Distributions||Debian, Ubuntu, Arch Linux|
|Embedded||Buildroot, OpenWRT, cross-compilation|
DevOps can be loosely defined as a set of tools and practices that help your business deliver software, with focus on continuous delivery and quality.
I can help your business to understand what DevOps is, and how it can help you. We can analyze your software development and delivery process, understand where are the pain points, and see how to improve it with DevOps methodology.
|Build & Integration||Azure Pipelines, GitLab CI/CD, Jenkins, Open Build Service|
|Containers & VM||Docker, Vagrant, libvirt, QEMU|
|Config Management||Ansible, SaltStack|
One aspect of writing code for an open OS such as Linux is that often, you don't need to write code, you can instead reuse code that already exists, if you can find it. Another aspect is that, if you really need to write code, this code will ralely sit alone, instead it needs to interact with the rest of the OS, and you'll need a good knowledge of Linux to get things right.
We'll work together to understand exactly what problem you need to solve, and you'll benefit from my 10+ years of experience in Linux & Open-Source software.
|Build||Makefile, Meson, Autotools|
|Deployment||Debian packaging, Docker images, Flatpak|
|Libraries||GNOME, GTK, GStreamer, GLib, GObject|
While not my specialty, I always enjoy a bit of web development. I can handle the creation and deployment of the website for your product, and I can develop simple web services if needed.
|Web Servers||Apache, NGINX, Flask|
|Languages||HTML, CSS, Markdown, Jinja|
|Static Sites||Hugo, Jekyll, Pelican|
Collabora is an international consultancy that specializes in Open-Source software.
I was in charge of building and maintaining a Debian derivative aimed for the desktop. A large part of the job is about improving processes, automating everything and working on test frameworks, so basically QA and DevOps things. Another part is about making the OS read-only and working on the update mechanism.
Preevio was a French start-up developing privacy & security oriented products.
I worked on Satya, a derivative of the portable operating system Tails. The job was about building a Debian derivative, writing GTK applications and customizing the GNOME desktop with various extensions.
Bartec Syscom is a Swiss company that produces vibration and seismic monitoring equipment.
I developed the embedded Linux system for a brand new line of equipment, starting from scratch. The OS is cross-compiled for Arm with Buildroot.
SFR is a French telecommunications company.
I was part of the team in charge of developing the firmware for various consumer routers. In other words, highly customized embedded Linux OS for low-resource devices, built with OpenWRT.
Since 2016, I develop and maintain Goodvibes, an Internet radio player for Linux.
It is complete with unit tests, continuous integration, user documentation, and it is translated in around 10 languages. The app is distributed via the Flathub app store, and packaged for various Linux distributions.
Apart from the fun, maintaining this little program is a good way to stay in touch with a number of technologies related to GUI programming, multimedia, and Linux desktop environments. It's also a chance to handle every parts of an application lifecycle, from creation to delivery.
I started this blog in 2015, and it's a little project in itself.
This blog is created thanks to the static site generator Pelican, and building it required some basic knowledge of HTML, CSS, the Jinja templating language, and a bit of Python.
The everyday operation is about typing some Markdown text, and sending it to the right places thanks to Rsync, Git and SSH.
It's hosted on a Debian server that is managed with Ansible, and served thanks to the web server Apache.
I live in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. If you're around or if you're not afraid of remote work, get in touch!
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