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born 28/07/1981
French nationality
Damien Baty
I am an experienced Python, Zope and Plone developer, particularly attracted to open source technologies. I also have a practical knowledge of project management and successful experiences in training.

Career summary

Since 08/2009: independent contractor

Development and maintenance of web applications and web sites, consulting, audit, training.

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06/2008 to 07/2009: UNFCCC

Associate Information Systems Officer at the UNFCCC (United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change), in Bonn (Germany).

Development and maintenance of Zope-based web applications with OpenFlow (workflow engine). Work in English (multinational environment), relationship with functional and technical teams. Development of new applications, as well as maintenance, improvement and rewriting of old ones. Strong autonomy and quick adaptation.

01/2003 to 05/2008: Pilot Systems

Software developer, project manager and pre-sales support at Pilot Systems, in Paris (France).

Development and maintenance of Zope-based web applications, mainly on top of Plone: web sites, intranet portals, custom applications.

Writing of functional and technical specifications on most projects: "translation" of request of proposals, technical conception.

Project management on most projects: planning, risk management, communication with customer and development/administration team. In-situ, telephone and videoconference meetings.

Pre-sales support: writing of most proposals since 2005, including quotations. Meeting with prospects, soutenance and demonstration.

Teleworking (an average of 1 day in Paris every two weeks) for 3 years: great autonomy, communication skills that helped to keep a strong contact with the remote team.

10-12/2001: Cetelem

Software developer (intern) at Cetelem, in Levallois-Perret (France).

Development and maintenance of Perl and MySQL-based web applications. First exposure to software development and relationships between technical and functional project participants.

07-08/2000 and then 10/2000 to 04/2001: France Télévisions

Software developer and webmaster at France Télévisions, in Paris (France).

Webmastering and mini-web sites creation (PHP and Perl) on and Work in collaboration with journalists.

Open source: contributions and publications

The following softwares include automated tests and documentation. Some of them have been originally written for customers. I also contribute to Plone, various Plone products,, as well as several softwares written in Python.


Ximenez has originally been written to perform various management tasks on a number of heterogeneous Zope instances. However, it can be used to perform any action upon a set of elements, thanks to a plug-in system.


Soho generates a web site from a set of reStructuredText source files and a ZPT layout.


CMFNotification is a Plone product that allows users to be notified when various events occur in the portal: item creation or modification, workflow actions, etc.


StagingAddOn is a simple staging and versioning product for Plone 2.

Faceted Navigation

Collective Faceted Navigation is a Plone product that provides an interface which lets a user browse items of a site by selecting amongst pre-defined criteria.

Studies and diplomas


"Expert en ingénierie informatique" diploma from ÉPITA (École Pour l'Informatique et les Techniques Avancées), in Paris (France).


Baccalauréat S, at lycée Louis Armand in Poitiers (France).

Technical skills

Web technologies

Programming languages

Markup languages and associated formats and languages


Operating systems, system administration and miscellaneous skills

Non-technical skills

Proactiveness, listening and summarizing skills, capacity to explain with non-technical words, autonomy, adaptation, organisation, humour.

Spoken languages

Other activities

Talks (in French)

Trade shows

Presence at Pilot Systems' booth on numerous trade shows: Solutions Linux (from 2005 to 2008), Solutions Intranet 2006, Online 2007, ERP 2007 (all in Paris, France). Contacts with prospect and partners, demonstrations.

Training and classes

Leisure activities

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