In this article, you can find out more about his background and his role within the Ausha team. 💜 If you’d like to learn a bit more about other Aushos (aka Ausha employees), I invite you to read the interviews of Frank, Chief Product Officer and Adrien, Acquisition Manager.
Also, check out Podcast Onboarding on the Ausha Page to find out what their first days at Ausha were like. Happy listening! 😁
Hello Pierre! What are you wearing today?
Hello dear Emma! Although I’m working from home, I’m not in pajamas or capris. I’m wearing some magnificent black Levis (full of cat hair 🐈) that I bought on sale 😎 and a t-shirt with a logo that would be hard to explain to those who aren’t movie geeks. It’s a t-shirt that lets me show off my gorgeous post-vacation tan. ☀️
How long have you been at Ausha?
I’ve been at Ausha since the very beginning, when it all really started. I think I remember being the first person hired specifically for the project, and I’m very proud of that fact. 💜
At the time, I was a backend developer, and everything had yet to be decided upon: the name, which features were needed, our team structure, my haircut… 😁 Our brains were working overtime, and the few people working on the project made all the decisions. It was a very creative and inspiring time.
And it’s very cool to see our baby grow up so quickly and so well. 💪
What exactly do you do at Ausha?
Despite the fact that I do many things at Ausha, my official title is “Product Owner”. I oversee technical projects and make sure they’re successfully completed. I make sure the development team has everything they need, that they have a short/medium term vision for future developments, and that all the features have been well-thought-out, down to the last detail. In other words, I’m never bored! 😅
What did you do before Ausha?
I started out as a web developer on the web team at La Voix du Nord, where I designed institutional and media websites.Then I lived a geek’s dream: working at Ankama, still as a web developer. I worked on several of their websites and also oversaw the APIs which allowed communication between the games and the websites. 💻
What are your hobbies and interests?
Culture and the arts in general, but especially film 🎬 – watching them as well as reading reviews, learning about how they were made, biographies, directors, etc.
I’m also really into music – mainly rock from the 60s and 70s, electro-rock, metal and French music… 🎸
And last but not least, I love traveling and board games, and if I have any time left after that, I’ll play video games or build things with Legos.
It seems as though you like really rotten movies. Which is your favorite?
Indeed, my love for cinema has inevitably led me to begin watching rotten movies. It’s an interesting world filled with lots of laughter and amazement. My favorite rotten movie (maybe not very original, but one of the best known) is White Fire. It’s an indescribable experience to be had with your boyfriend, girlfriend or group of friends. It’s hard to explain why, but when you see it, you’ll understand, and you’ll thank me… 😂
And since I work in the Podcast world, I must recommend the 2HDP dedicated to this film to prolong your enjoyment after watching it.
If you could choose three people to have lunch with, living or dead, who would they be?
So, if it’s lunch with all three at once, I’d choose Julien Lepers, Bill Murray and Jim Carrey. That would be fun! And thank God they’re still alive. I hope they’ll live forever! 😉