Abrégé

Build sites & apps from Miyazaki Prefecture ⛰🌋🏝, Swim 🏊‍, bike 🚴‍, run 🏃‍, surf 🏄‍ , strava.com/athletes/jaytri, French (Le Havre) in Japan since 2006.

Life

I won't go into details here because there is already a lot on this website. Obviously I share on the web only what I don't mind to be public and therefore trivial things for the most part like my hobbies and interests. From time to time I even play with the camera for some more direct connection.
As you can see from my posts, sports play a large part in my life, basically since I was able to walk. Since 1998 I am an on and off triathlete. Two years ago I discovered surfing and stand-up paddle, for the best. So yes, I enjoy my life in Japan partly thanks to its great outdoor resources. Infinite cycling roads, beaches, surfing points, hiking trails. No, Japan is not only Tokyo and the Shibuya crossing or Kyoto and its temples, if you were wondering. It's obvious (to the people of Japan at least) but perhaps sometimes good to re-affirm it. That said I enjoy visiting Tokyo from time to time, and if I had to choose a capital city to live in again, it would be in the top 5.

Work

I am an independent Applications Developer. I have been a developer since 2000, first in France working as a software engineer on real-time applications in Java and C++ for the military industry at Thales Underwater Systems and moved to the Web platform around 2002-2003 because it was more fun I guess.

Since 2006 I have been living in Japan where I worked during 3 years at Samurai Factory, a Japanese web company who produces services (the Ninja tools) for its more than million users base. From February 2010 to 2015 I worked as a freelancer first mainly with the Tokyo based multimedia agency UltraSuperNew until 2013 for multiple Red Bull projects and with the design office AQ. I’ve also worked on independent projects for individuals, companies, local government or NPOs.

From March 2013 to March 2014, I worked also part-time for the government of Tottori Prefecture in Japan to help them to promote eco-tourism and the International Ecotourism Conference that was organized.

From February 2015 to Mars 2016 I was an employee of Business Bank Group working on an ERP software, All-In.

Since March 2016 I resumed my freelance activity. I have worked on different projects for AQ (notably for Google Japan) and also for 株式会社AIDaNE : Sakelogy.jp and an in-house SaaS.

Moreover, since 2008 I also have been on and off the lone maintainer and developer for the Non Profit Organization Gadago taking care of the TokyoArtBeat.com website and developing the API for the corresponding iOS application.

I am also developing a couple of personal SaaS projects with one to be released this year hopefully.

My office is currently based in Miyazaki prefecture but I can work pretty much from anywhere as long as I have an internet connection.

I can work in French, English and Japanese. My work covers these platforms:

- Web, back-end and front-end. I am old school I guess.
- Feeding iPhone / Android Web Apps. with custom APIs (also can build Native Apps. in some cases)

My current favorite development framework is Ruby on Rails, wether to build website or APIs to feed some other front-end techno made.

When needed I collaborate with talented designers, artists or even other developers from my network based in Japan or Europe to help me in fields where I am not a specialist.

If you think I could help you developing your idea, don't hesitate to contact me, I am all ears :

jerome@ohayostudio.com

--
Last update : 2019/07/30