I am François Planque. In case you wonder, it’s approximately pronounced “france-oh-ah planck”…
I am a father, an entrepreneur with a tech background, a life hacker and a detail-nerd. I am fascinated with design; that is: in a broad sense, including industrial and lifestyle design…
My definition of success is being part of a loving family.
My definition of luxury is being able to spend my time as I please, doing things I love, and preferably not waking up to an alarm clock.
One thing I love is hustling to make b2evolution the best ever open-source CMS out there.
So far, so good.
I was born in Germany in 1972.
I grew up in France. I studied partly in the US (UPenn), partly in France (UTC). More recently, I lived in Los Angeles for a little while. Also in Long Island and in Hong-Kong as a small kid, but I’m not sure that counts.
I’m currently living near Paris, France.
To this day, I never really knew what to answer to the question “Where are you from?”
My work life started with developing server software for the French Minitel when I was in high-school and college.
I made my first web page in 1993 at UPenn. (Remember NCSA Mosaic?)
I bootstrapped several Internet businesses in several countries. Some I sold, some I still own.
I also invested a bit in real estate and sometimes got involved a bit over my head with remodeling. It feels good, though, to know you can do your own plumbing when you have a leak at 4 a.m. on Sunday morning.
For the past couple of years I have been studying nutrition and more generally healthy living… Sometimes I think of these as survival skills in an increasingly toxic world.
At the time I’m writing this, my son is 6 months old. Every day, I fantasize about everything I’m going to teach him ;)
I don’t comment much or write much.
But I want to thank you. It is an amazing tool.
I have to admit I envy you a bit.
But I’m happy you made b2evo, I wish you continue your success path and enjoy life!
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