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About Me

NAME
Arthur Rio
NATIONALITY
French
BORN
Apr. 4th, 1988
ADDRESS
San Francisco, USA view on a map
LANGUAGES
French, English (fluent)

My Top 5

  • Sports

    Ice Hockey
    Rink Hockey
    Ski
    Golf
    Windsurfing
  • Technologies

    Python/Django
    Java
    HTML/CSS
    Javascript
    Flex
  • TV Shows

    Friends
    The wire
    That's 70's show
    Dexter
    Modern Family
  • Destinations

    Volcano Park, Hawaii
    Great Wall, China
    Bryce Canyon, USA
    Yosemite, USA
    Capitals of Europe

Work Experience

Current Position

PunchTab

2011 - Present

PunchTab is the world's first instant loyalty platform reaching over 20 million consumers every month across hundreds of sites that have integrated the company's loyalty programs. Using PunchTab publishers, retailers and application vendors can deploy a tightly integrated reward program to their users in minutes with no development or marketing costs. Consumers can immediately authenticate through popular social networks and start earning loyalty points that are redeemable for exclusive offers, gift cards, and custom rewards.

Based in Silicon Valley, PunchTab was founded in January of 2011 by Ranjith Kumaran who previously co-founded YouSendIt.com, the largest digital file-delivery service serving 600,000 subscribers, and Mehdi Ait Oufkir, an early YouSendIt employee who went on to found JellyDo.com, a location-based reminder service for Foursquare users.

I joined PunchTab end of August 2011, right after graduating from Polytech Nantes, and we were only 4 at this time: Ranjith, Mehdi, Ben and me. First job, first time in the US, seven-month-old startup, you can't imagine how excited I was to start this adventure.

When you start at PunchTab, the first rule you are taught is that you need to push something in production during your first week. This is an awesome way of making you feeling 100% involved in the company and makes you realize that you have a huge responsability regarding its growth. I quickly started to work on the giveaway widget and it's still my cherished product that I love to maintain and improve as soon as I have some free time.

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Website
www.punchtab.com
Technologies
  • Django
  • Python
  • MongoDB
  • MySQL
  • Javascript
  • HTML 5
  • CSS 3
  • Jenkins Continuous Integration Service
  • Soap/Rest API
  • RabbitMQ/Celery
  • Redis
  • Solr

Projects & Internships

Capgemini

January 2011 - June 2011

Overhaul of the timetable information system for the SNCF.


Bastien Léoment - [[recommendation.capgemini.author]]

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Website
www.capgemini.com
Technologies
  • Java
  • Flex
  • Oracle
  • Apache Tomcat
  • ActionScript
  • Hibernate
  • Spring
  • FitNess
  • Jazz RPC

SCUT

June 2010 - August 2010

Analysis of a H-Trust peer-to-peer network with the NetLogo platform.

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Website
en.scut.edu.cn
Technologies
  • NetLogo
  • LaTeX

YouSendIt

Novemver 2009 - May 2010

This project was confidential but involved the creation of a Microsoft Exchange Server plug-in.

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Website
www.hightail.com
Technologies
  • Microsoft Exchange Server
  • C#

CNIEG

April 2008 - June 2008

Within the IT department my role was to study Google Web Toolkit in order to migrate an existing internal Lotus Notes application using this technology. For the migration, I used the Java programming language associated with Spring and Hibernate frameworks. The application had to be connected to an Active Directory for the authentication and hosted on a Tomcat server. The main purpose of this application was to manage the computer bugs reporting process.


Dominique Arnou - [[recommendation.cnieg.author]]

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Website
www.cnieg.fr
Technologies
  • Java
  • GWT
  • Spring
  • Hibernate

Technical Skills

  • Back-end

    Python
    90%
    Java
    80%
    C#
    50%
    PHP
    40%
  • Front-end

    HTML 5
    90%
    Javascript
    80%
    CSS 3
    80%
    ActionScript
    50%
  • Frameworks

    Django
    80%
    Foundation
    80%
    Hibernate
    70%
    Flex
    60%
  • Tools

    Git (Github)
    90%
    VI (MacVim)
    90%
    Eclipse
    80%
    Terminal
    80%

Education

Summary

After graduating high school, I decided to enter the University institute of Technology of Nantes, in order to get a two-year degree in Computer Science. I chose this kind of diploma because it combined theory and practice, and it kept the doors open to continue my studies. Before starting the courses, I was already fond of computers and technology but never knew what programming was. During the two years of studies, the logic behind programming, algorithms and data architecture became a true passion and I knew that I had found the right path for my career.

Willing to improve my skills and knowledges about Computer Science, I was able to join the University of Nantes engineering school thanks to my ranking for the DUT (rank 10/120). Over the years, I took advantage of the international partnerships the School had to improve my english skills. In the second year, I did a six-month project for Hightail (formerly YouSendIt), a company based in California. Then I did a two-and-a-half-month internship at the South China University of Technology, in Guangzhou. Finally, I did my 9th semester (first half of the third year) at Linnaeus University, in Sweden.

Now that my studies had ended, it was time to find a job and I was really motivated to come work in the Silicon Valley. Therefore, I reached back to Mehdi Ait Oufkir, who was the person that was supervising the Hightail project two years earlier. Fortunately for me, he was just starting a new company, with Ranjith Kumaran, and was looking for a junior software engineer. This is how I ended up working at PunchTab and I'm thankful every day, since they hired me, for the amazing opportunity they've given me!

Timeline

2008 - 2011

2008 - 2011

Master's degree in Engineering, major computer sciences

  • University of Nantes engineering school, Nantes, France website
  • Linnæus University, Växjö, Sweden (9th semester) website

2006 - 2008

2006 - 2008

Two-year degree in Computer Sciences

  • Higher institute of Computer Sciences of Nantes University, Nantes, France website

2004 - 2006

2004 - 2006

French Scientific Baccalaureate (equivalent to A-levels), major mathematics

  • Notre Dame de Toutes Aides (High school), Nantes, France website

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