My name is Beno!t POLASZEK, and I'm a 30 years-old guy, living near Lille, in the extreme North of France.
For half of my life now, I've been interested in computers and technology.
I'm a sympathetic fellow who loves to create things and share his knowledge.
I actually work as a web developer, specialized in e-commerce, logistics, merchandising and customer relationship.
Scroll down, you'll learn more about me.
I have a license degree in Arts & Culture.
I earned it when I studied Cultural Industries & Medias at the Lille III University.
Yes, I see you frown, this has nothing to deal with e-commerce or programming.
That's because I'm a self-taught man. Google is sometimes funnier to help in learning than teachers.
Luckily, some companies I worked for like to give passionated people a chance.
Being in e-business and development for years has now made me a worker as reliable as anyone else.
I can speak fluent PHP5. I really love that language, since PHP3. I can talk about OOP, Design Patterns, Interfaces, Traits, Iterators, SPL, and more.
I'm aware enough of MySql performance, security, and tuning
to deliver fast and reliable applications.
I can speak SQL at the early morning around a coffee.
I don't know a bloody word of Java, but with the help of the Solarium Library, I can easily build a search engine with facets, sorts, and spellcheck.
This framework is extremely powerful and well-coded.
It gave me the love of PSR-standards, composer, annotations and reusability.
One day, I'd love to play with Laravel too.
This is by far the best PHP IDE I've even worked with. My productivity and my coding quality improved so much that I purchased my own Developer License.
HTML5 helped in giving semantics to the content. It also helps the web of being the web of today.
I read some blogs once, talking about HTML5.
Just kidding, I'm comfortable with it.
Because sometimes we want something fast to implement and easy to customize without having to reinvent the wheel.
Actually that's not a weapon I've already used. However, built on top of Symfony Components,
it looks like the best quality code ever for an e-commerce platform.
I'd really like to deploy something with it sometime.
I don't do drugs. But I do coffee. That's almost the same for me. Coffee goes in, code goes out.
But I'm a nice person, so here is a little photo gallery of my own to make you wait until the next section.
This is a cool background picture