Hi, I'm François Best
I am a developer, an open source lover and a writer from France.
This is my digital garden, where I write about the things I'm working on and share what I've learned.
- Chiffre.io - End to end encrypted privacy-first analytics.
- Stravels.io - Share your travels WIP
- Arduino MIDI Library - MIDI for Arduino
Read more about my open source work.
I live in Nancy (France), but my heart belongs to Grenoble, where my wife and I met and plan to settle in the near future, with our first child on the way.
I love cycling, both for transportation and tourism. With my friends, I've toured across 7 countries on my bike, along the French Atlantic coast, in the Alps and in the Balkans:
This is a screenshot of a progressive web app I made for us to track our journeys, it's called Stravels and allowed us to stitch together our Strava activities onto a map.
2018 - present
I do freelance development for various clients:
- A French startup helping real-estate buyers and sellers meet.Meteor.jsStyled-ComponentsWeb Design
- Embedded UI for Digigram's Iqoya Talk, a mobile broadcast recording studio.C++QtQMLEmbedded LinuxUI Design
- I built a Next.js webapp for an economics experiment ran by my wife's team.Next.jsTypeScriptJamstacka11y
I will be accepting new freelance contracts for web development again soon.Send me an email, I'd love to discuss your needs and what solutions I can bring.
2011 - 2018
I wore many hats when working at Slate Digital, from C++ programming for real-time pro audio applications to DSP algorithm design and tooling in Python and Ruby.
I helped design the MiniBrute analog synthesizer when I was an intern at Arturia. It was my first professional experience and a lot of fun.
I had the privilege of working with a great team led by Yves Usson, from whom I had learned analog synthesis before joining Arturia.