My name is Kevin Deldycke, I’m a high-tech Engineering Manager.
I’ve held various positions in several industries and sectors as VP, Product Manager, Founding Engineer and Consultant.
After 15+ years of relevant engineering work, and 3+ years of hands-on management experience, I now build teams from scratch with self-sustaining culture, and my intent is to keep doing so.
Enabling engineers, leading managers, and make them feels productive is the most impactful thing I can bring to the table. So I’m always on the lookout for a high-tech management position, at a fast growing start-up with ambitious vision.
The most relevant experience was in growing a team from 0 to 12 at a cloud computing provider. We built up the whole IAM ecosystem, as well as the Billing and Payment stack.
💰 Designed, implemented and operated Scaleway’s billing pipeline, generating multi-million dollars of revenue (and growing!). The whole thing. All by myself.
🚀 Then I built a team of 12 people to enhance and expand on the full Billing, Payment and IAM domain of the company. In doing so, I was given the fancy title of Product Manager, then VP.
🤝 Established lasting trust and loyalty. No one from my team resigned under my authority, in a company with a very high employee turnover rate.
🥇 World trending GitHub developer, and top-1% open-source developer.
🌟 21,000+ GitHub stars collected on my repositories. The most popular being the one about Falsehoods Programmers Believe in. It is regularly featured in popular media.
💵 Wrote the best open-source payroll software of the world.
🌐 Created and managed the African subsidiary of my first employer.
🛰 Authored code that’s running on Mars.
👔 VP of Engineering at Scaleway (Developer to Manager, 2020) - In which I go back on my career transition from Software Developer to Enginneering Manager, and growing a team from 0 to 12 to care about a critical part of a cloud provider.
🧘♂️ Bien-être au travail (Putain de code, S01E09, 2018) - I was invited in this French podcast to discuss well-being at work. Sounds dull, but it was a great oportunity for the hosts to share their personal anecdotes and stories on the job, and for me to comment on my first few months as a rookie manager.
🤿 Take a Plunge Into One of the World’s Deepest Indoor Swimming Pool (The Venue Report, 2017) - A quick recap on how I entered the world of scuba diving, following by my experience at Nemo 33.
🤘 Paroles d’Artistes: Cool Cavemen (OxyRadio, 2009) - On this French webradio, I explained how and why I came to advise the Cool Cavemen band to release all their music under a Creative Commons license.
Everything is on LinkedIn.
- OpenERP for IT Service companies - OpenERP Partner Days, 2012, Belgium.
- ERP5 business template and express wizard technology demonstration - EMPOSME (Enterprise Modelling and Performance Optimisation for SMEs), 2006, Ireland.
- ERP5 Design and Architecture - COFENIS 2006 - IFIP international Conference on Research and Practical Issues of Enterprise Information Systems, 2006, Vienna, Austria.
- Develop your own ERP with ERP5 Business Templates - Solution Linux / Paris Open Source Summit, 2005, France.
About this site¶
🇬🇧 Everything here is English as a way to practice, and share content with a larger audience. It’s not my mother tongue and you’ll certainly find mistakes. So if you do, please be kind to comment on the blog (or better, send a pull-request) so I can quickly fix errors. 🇫🇷 I sometimes write in French.
🎸 This blog was previously titled coolkevmen. Which is the nickname given to me by friends from the Cool Cavemen band, in the credits of All Cool Hits album.