ForgeRock at Grenoble Ekiden…

21680633313_c13f693bcc_zLast Sunday, ForgeRock team participated in the Ekiden, a marathon organized in Grenoble, in favor of various charities, including the “Papillons de Charcot” (literally Charcot’s butterflies, to help people with Charcot’s disease).

The race is a marathon, but run as a relay of 6 persons respectively running 5km, 10km, 5km, 10km, 5km and 7.195km).

The ForgeRock team did great and finished in 3 h 28 min and 6 secs. Congrats to the team and we’re looking forward to next year edition, see if we can register 2 teams.
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Why I love my job !

At ForgeRock, I have multiple reasons to enjoy what I do. I have the responsibility for two products: OpenDJ, the LDAP directory services and OpenIG the Identity Gateway, and I also manages the French subsidiary. But what really gets me excited in the morning is that I get to work with very smart and passionate people!

Jean-Noël, one of the engineers of the OpenDJ development team, has a passion for beautiful code and AlpesJuggyTranshe loves refactoring, cleaning existing code. On his personal time, he started to automate his process in Eclipse, and then turn it into an Eclipse plugin, and finally made the code available as an open source project: AutoRefactor. Now, in the office, most of the engineers using Eclipse are also using the AutoRefactor plugin.

So when Jean-Noël got to present his work at our local Java User Group (the AlpesJUG), the rest of the team went along and supported him. As one of the other engineers has a passion for photography (which I share), it gives this amazing picture gallery and set of souvenirs for everyone:

AutoRefactor Session at the AlpesJUG (Feb 24, 2015)

Photos by Bruno Lavit – Click to go to the picture gallery

PS: It also helps that we are working in a great environment where we can afford to do this⬇︎ (sometime to time) during our lunch break!

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Filed under: General Tagged: AlpesJUG, Eclipse, ForgeRock, france, grenoble, java, jug, opensource, worklife

4 years !

ForgeRock logoFour years ago, exactly I was free from all obligations with my previous employer and started to work for ForgeRock.

My first goal was to setup the French subsidiary and start thinking of building a team to take on development of what we named a coming later OpenDJ.

4 years later, I look at where we are with ForgeRock and I feel amazed and really proud of what we’ve built. vertical-logo_webForgeRock is now well established global business with several hundreds of customers across the globe, and plenty of opportunities for growth. The company has grown to more than 200 employees worldwide and still expanding. The ForgeRock Grenoble Engineering Center has moved to new offices end of May and counts 13, soon 14 employees and we’re still hiring.

Thanks to the ForgeRock founders for the opportunity and let’s keep rocking !!!
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We’ve moved !

As ForgeRock is growing fast and we have a number of new hires joining us in the Grenoble Engineering Center, we’ve moved office for a larger space, still in the same building.

ForgeRock France new office building

The new office has a large open space area where all engineers (dev, QA and doc) can work and exchange.
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It also has a couple of smaller office for managers , and a decent meeting room, that has already been hacked :-)

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ForgeRock engineering center meeting room Engineers in action !

 

And the good news is that the new office will allow us to hire even more, in the next months and years.


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