Julien took part in the 2017 Zenko x 42Paris hackathon, and was a member of the winning team! One of our open source contributors, he agreed to have his portrait featured here!
What’s your role in Zenko? How did you get involved in it? How long have you been involved with it?
Scality has organized a hackathon in my school, 42 Paris. My team carried on with the hackathon’s project for 3 month to allow Zenko to support the Backblaze B2 API for object storage. Our work is currently a pull request, and we got school credit for it.
What other open source projects have you worked on? Which ones are you currently involved with?
Which of your skills helped you the most with Zenko?
Before working on Zenko’s CloudServer, I had never used Node.js so, at the beginning, it was tricky! It’s very difficult to understand callback into a huge codebase like Zenko’s CloudServer, therefore, I would say my main skills were bravery and obstinacy.
What do you think makes Zenko special?
Zenko gives you the possibility to work with multiple cloud providers. That is essential to keep independence from companies like Microsoft, Google or Amazon. It also lets you add support for other cloud provider like Backblaze, with much cheaper rates than the big ones.
Would you rather start every sentence with “This was going to be a joke” or end every sentence with “and then I wish I knew better”
“This was going to be a joke”
Would you rather everything you say never happens or everything you think always happen?
Everything I say never happens
Would you rather start a new Github account after you reached fame and prosperity with the current one, or have to rename that famous account i-make-great-bugs?
Have it rename i-make-great-bugs
Would you rather never go outside again, or never go inside again?
Never go inside again.
Find Julien on GitHub @jjourdai.