Sylvain.Kalache

Sylvain Kalache is an entrepreneur and a software engineer who has worked in the tech industry for more than a decade. He is also a globetrotter, having lived in 13 cities in several countries, including in China, Russia, France and the United States. Kalache joined SlideShare in 2011 as a DevOps engineer to support the infrastructure that served 3 billion slides every month. He was a key player who contributed to the acquisition of SlideShare by LinkedIn in 2012.

Sylvain also co-founded while42, the largest French tech engineer network, with more than 3,000 members in more than 50 cities across the world. He currently resides in San Francisco and is the co-founder of Holberton School, a two-year program training full-stack software engineers at scale.

The opinions expressed in this blog are those of Sylvain Kalache and do not necessarily represent those of IDG Communications Inc. or its parent, subsidiary or affiliated companies.

Articles by Sylvain.Kalache

Finance disrupted, tech it or leave it
The EdTech Revolution

Finance disrupted, tech it or leave it

Software is eating our world. That’s something that has been going on for quite a while now at the scale of our fast-changing world. As the tech industry is leading our economical growth, there is something that many of us do not realize about these “tech companies.” They are not. Let's take a close look at the finance industry and see how it impacts its professionals.
June 9, 2017
Tech companies pitching in to battle the talent shortage
The EdTech Revolution

Tech companies pitching in to battle the talent shortage

Tech companies are increasingly struggling to find the right talent as the need for more qualified tech workers explodes. They are finding that offering great salaries and perks does not work if the supply of available workers doesn't meet demand.
October 19, 2016
The EdTech Revolution

Next generation of software engineers need training, not retraining

Colleges are good at training Ph.D.s, and coding boot camps are good at retraining employed people as junior coders. We really need a third alternative to train the critical mass of skilled software engineers that the industry needsrn
September 22, 2016