I'm currently working on the Allociné project at Webedia as an expert certified Symfony developer. We are currently at the heart of a total rework of the project (see: How Allociné handles the surge of traffic from Star Wars 7 (FR)).
I learnt to master Symfony2 at the best place possible for a Symfony developper : the creators of Symfony, where it all started ! My job mainly consisted in taking part on projects that needed a reliable, enthusiastic and symfony-skilled developer.
I also sometime contributed to Symfony's code and documentation.
I gave a french talk about Symfony and the twelve factors app at the SfPot Lille during the summer of 2015.
I was the lead developer in the implementation of a highly customizable web business management software, based on Symfony.
Beside my daily hard coding sessions, I often departed from being a standard developper and got involved into the administration of the hosting platform, conception, quality and workflow structuration.
I used to implement search engines, crawling bots to parse websites and mechanisms to display ads. I then was in charge of the conception and implementation of a toolbar for Internet Explorer and Firefox with its associated application store. At the same time, I took care of the conception, implementation and uptime of a key application in the monetization strategy of the company. That is where I learned all of my Symfony 1.4 tricks.
Free as a bird, I focused on the conception and developpment of applications and websites on demand. I used to do a lot of ActionScript 3 and Flex in association with PHP. My best achievements were projects which I completed on a very tight schedule, and as a subcontractor I quickly became specialized in these life and death situations.
That was my first job ! I developped websites and back offices from mockup to final product in telework. I made my first steps in the PHP professional development world. I also used to do some ActionScript 3 and Flex.