Brussels / 3 & 4 February 2018


Damien François

Damien François is a HPC systems engineer at Université catholique de Louvain. He is also involved in the Consortium des Equipements de Calcul Intensif in federation Walloine-Bruxelles and in the Walloon Tier-1 infrastructure. His focus is on automation (Infrastructure as Code, ChatOps) and on user self-service (documentation, training, wizards, and HPCaaS). He holds that position since 2010. Before that, he was doing research in the field of machine learning and then later on on the economic value of data science. His interests also lie in communication and entrepreneurship. He holds the Ph.D. in Applied Mathematics, M.Sc. in Computer Engineering and a Master in Management from the Université catholique de Louvain.

Passionatized by numbers, science and computers. Curiousified by entrepreneurship and the fine art of communication. Oh, and a bit of a geek, too. Twitter: @damienfrancois Web:


Title Day Room Track Start End
Behind the scenes of a FOSS-powered HPC cluster at UCLouvain
Ansible or Salt? Ansible AND Salt!
Sunday H.1302 (Depage) HPC, Big Data, and Data Science 11:00 11:25