My name is Julien Lecomte, and this is my personal weblog. I write mainly about my passions, amateur astronomy and woodworking, as well as my technical interests, including operating system development and web technologies.
I am currently the engineering manager of the Yahoo! Search frontend platform team. Prior to working in web search, I was part of Yahoo!’s Ajax evangelism team, a group that provides architectural assistance to Yahoo! developers on the design and implementation of rich interactions in the browser, working alongside Douglas Crockford, Bill Scott and Iain Lamb (co-founder of OddPost). Among other things, I worked extensively on Yahoo! Mail, wrote the YUI Browser History Manager and the YUI Compressor, and contributed to many different projects throughout the company.
Prior to working at Yahoo, I was a senior software engineer at Scalix (now part of Xandros), where I spent a couple of years developing their web client. Prior to joining Scalix, I was a software engineer at easyplanet where I worked on a consumer VoIP application based on the OpenH323 library.
During my spare time, I like to go hiking in the hills surrounding the Santa Clara valley, observe the night sky, build furniture in my woodshop, work on my hobby operating system — Simplix — enjoy some good wine and foods, and travel to exotic destinations with my beautiful wife.
In 2001, I obtained a Master’s degree in computer science from Supelec, a leading engineering institute in France.
My resume can be found at http://www.julienlecomte.net/resume.html.
Additionally, you may contact me at julien [dot] lecomte [at] gmail [dot] com