Meet Pierre-Luc, One of Our Backend Developers

Posted on Apr 27, 2015 4:09:00 PM by Ashley Wood

There's a ton of work done behind the scenes at Amilia to make sure the platform is fast and efficient so you and your clients have the best experience possible. We're constantly monitoring page load time, traffic on the servers and improving what we can. That's where Pierre-Luc comes in!  You have this guy to thank for making sure everything runs smoothly during those stressful registration periods. Get to know him a little better!

Explain your job at Amilia

I am a developer and I mostly work on the backend (the stuff you don’t see like the database server or the code generating the web pages you load).

I have a couple specialities, like performance. I frequently optimize pages that are too slow. I also take care of configuring the monitoring and collecting of data to check web page response time, details of errors, health of the servers, etc.


What’s the last thing you searched for on Google?

The location of my last Kendo competition. 


What’s one word you’re guilty of using too often?

It’s actually two words: “It depends”. I’m used to looking at both sides of the coin so that’s often my answer when someone asks me a question that’s vague or out of context


Pick one: Kittens or puppies?

Easy: puppies. I always had 2-3 dogs when I was growing up. I always thought of cats as essentially statues with fur.


Pick one: Bacon or Nutella?

Both. Shameless cheating.


What is your TV guilty pleasure?

I like the geeky series like Doctor Who and Stargate. I can’t stop watching once I start.


What’s your favorite app?

Notepad++. I use it all the time, at work and at home. It’s my Swiss army knife when I have something to do with a chunk of text.


Best part about your job at Amilia:

Being able to fully use my knowledge and creativity to solve real (and sometimes complex) problems people are experiencing. I like knowing that I’ve saved someone time and frustration by making Amilia the best it can be.


Favorite Amilia feature:

The client search. We are currently working on a couple major improvements for client searching, which were quite challenging to make but gave very interesting results. We’re not finished yet but I’m eager to see it in the hands of our users.


Why should organizations use Amilia?

I truly believe the platform adds great value to organizations, freeing them of otherwise daunting tasks like keeping track of documents, tracking all the accounting/sales and having to manually manage registrations periods. We are also constantly making improvements, meaning the platform gets better every week.


Check out Pierre-Luc's blog on how we manage your peak registration periods!

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