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Yannick Gingras

Entrepreneur • Advisor San Francisco Bay Area, US

Production Engineer – Cache performance, Facebook and Organizer, Montréal-Python. Université de Montréal grad.

Production Engineer – Cache performance, Facebook and Organizer, Montréal-Python. Université de Montréal grad.

3 vouches

Primary Skillsets

  • Product
  • Back End Engineering
I don't yet have an idea I'm excited about
Not currently looking for a cofounder

Primary Cofounder Skillsets

  • • Product
  • • Back End Engineering

Involved In




Production Engineer – Cache performance Facebook November 2011 - present
Startup Row Chair PyCon March 2013 - present
Member Python Software Foundation May 2011 - present
PyCon co-chair Python Software Foundation May 2011 - July 2012
Organizer Montréal-Python September 2011 - June 2012
Senior Software Developer Radialpoint June 2011 - November 2011
Founder / Tech-Lead Ajah September 2009 - November 2011
Secretary MontreAlers May 2011 - October 2011
Lead Organizer Montréal-Python January 2009 - September 2011
Track Coordinator June 2009 - August 2011
Lead Software Developer Pivotal Payments March 2009 - September 2009
Senior Python Developer Pivotal Payments October 2008 - September 2009
Manager of the System Administration Response Team Savoir-faire Linux 2008 - October 2008
Free software consultant Savoir-faire Linux 2007 - July 2008
System Administrator UQAM 2005 - 2007
Bioinformatics Research Assistant UQAM 2004 - 2007
Developer Savoir-faire Linux 2003 - 2004
Lead Programmer Eclipsys 2000 - 2002


Université de Montréal

Interested In

Cofounder With
  • • Business Development
  • • Enterprise Sales
  • • Marketing
  • • UI/Design
Markets of Interest
  • • Events
  • • Cloud Services
  • • Small Businesses
  • • non-profits

You Should Know About Me

Key Accomplishments

I was a co-founder of Ajah, a search engine for non-profits. This company is still going strong and I'm now learning on to scale software past the one billion user mark at Facebook.

How I like to work with people As a Cofounder

By boostrapping a startup, I got to touch everything: from writing the first line of code to cold calling 50 organizations a day to sell them our services. I can truly align an engineering team with the short term and long term business goals.

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Sylvain Carle
We worked together  •  Partner at Real Ventures (Seed Fund) and General Manager at FounderFuel (Accelerator).
Yannick has a great combination of high energy, passion, dedication and deep knowledge of technology (Python at huge scale). He's a hard wor ... ker. Plus, he's a super nice guy.
Simon Law
We worked together  •  Production Engineer, Facebook. Previously Director of Engineering, Ecometrica. University of Waterloo grad.
Yannick was deeply involved in the Montreal Startup and Python communities. Not only that, but he was THE founding engineer for Ajah. Today, ... I get the pleasure of working with him to grow and scale Production Engineering at Facebook.

Ane (Anne) Howard
They're my friends
Ane is a talented communicator. She can drive the point home with punchy prose just can well as she can elaborate a social media strategy. ... Through various stints going from startup journalism to wide-reach marketing plans for mass retailers, she proved to be both capable and effective at passing a message across to audiences in the thousands.