Probably more aware about what's going on online than offline, I work as a technology journalist for the french webzine Clubic.com. I mostly write about web and mobile technologies. I am particularly interested in the work accomplished by browsers editors and the W3C group.
Also I do pay attention to the evolution of operating systems. At work, I actually switch from Mac, to Windows, to Linux to test out all the new features that have been implemented
Also, I love web design and when landing on a web page, I usually read the source code first.
Web Design Labs
I intend to share my web design projects as well as the templates I have made for Tumblr. Some of them are free. For others I ask for a small fee to make up for the long hours of work. All are free to modify according to your needs Note that since I'm no professional, I may not always be available for support. Though you may try to catch me...if you can ;)
I usually code all the templates that are being used over here. After sometimes I usually make my former themes available to download. Though I do try to respect web standards but in some case I simply can't do anything about certain errors. Tumblr, for example would add a weird iFrame at the bottom of your code.
Another of my project is newscenter, a personal magazine based on a PHP RSS feed agregator developed by SimplePie
The geek shall survive
What I am working with / playing with / surfing on :
- - iMac 21,5" - Core i5 - 2,5 GHz
- - 13" MacBook Pro - Core i7 - 2.8 GHZ
- - iPhone 4
- - BlackBerry PlayBook
Technology JournalistAugust 2008 - Present | M6 Network (Clubic.com)
I work as an IT journalist for the M6 Web network and more specifically on its high tech magazine Clubic.com. For the most part my work on consists in :
- - Writing articles
- - Conducting interviews
- - Attending press conferences
- - Reporting news
- - Researching information
- - Publishing media content
- - Testing several kinds of products (software, hardware).
Independent technology writer & translatorJanuary 2006 - July 2008 | Home
I used to work as a freelance writer on several online and paper technology-oriented magazines.
- - SVM Mac
- - SVM iPod
- - VNUnet.fr (ITExpresso)
- - A Vos Mac
- - MobiFrance.com (Sojeng)
- - iPhonetik (Sojeng)
- - Live.fr (TigerSun)
- - OpenSource Magazine
- - Zebulon.fr
- - Translation works for Techcrunch France
- - Translation works for Tom's Hardware Guide.
Classroom & dormroom assistantSeptember 2003 - June 2006 | Loquidy Schools, Nantes, FR
I first considered pursuing a career in Education. I wanted to get familiar with the challenges by working classroom & dormroom assistant in high school and middle school
French Teacher in the USAOctober 2001 - May 2002 | Brighton Schools, Rochester, NY
I used to work as a French teacher in Rochester, NY both in high school and middle school. Also, I created a continuing education program and taught French to adults in night classes.
For the most part my work consisted in :
- - Preparing work materials for six teachers
- - Teaching French to Beginners or intermediate and advanced users (9yo to 50yo)
- - Preparing courses and written and oral exams. Correcting tests.
- - Managing a group of people (Children or adults)
- - Speaking at internationl socio-cultural conferences
→ Personal experiences
Web DevelopmentSince 2004
I learned by myself how to develop websites. AT first I got familiar with third party-tools (Dreameaver, Namoweb…) then learned how to directly writ the code by hand
- - Competences : HTML, CSS - SEO
- - Developing graphical user interfaces for different types of CMS : Wordpress, Movable Type, Tumblr.
- - Graphic software : Pixelmator
Community ManagementSince 2005
I have created and manage the official Yahoo! Mail Group. This place gathers more than 5000 members who discuss the web service. Users can exchange on the new features implemented by Yahoo, ask their questions and share their knowledge.
A few dozens of Sunnyvale employees take part in this forum on a regular basis, collect user feedbacks and usually offer members to test new beta features.
Certified Microsoft Most Valuable Professional2004-2005
Awarded fr my involvment in several testing programs led by Microsoft as well as for the benevolent customer support.
- - Testing several kinds of products : hardware, software, web services
- - Offering benevolent support for the MSN Explorer/Premium client in user communities
Windows (all), Mac OS X, Ubuntu Linux
If you are above 25 then chances are that you would prefer a more traditional method and rather… send me a (nice) email
If you are a professional and wish to send me a press release or any other information of this nature please contact me on my professional email address:
→ gbelfiore (at) clubic.com
All press releases or related materials directed to my personal email address will systematically be marked as spam.