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 +====== Who is Emmanuel ROCHE ? ======
 +I think I can say I'm a "​strange beast" really...
 +First of all, I now believe very strongly that the thing about "​limits"​ is that they exist wherever you place them, so I've placed mine behind me... And now, I'm on a run, running every day after my destiny: I just won't stop learning anymore, I can't. I have no desire to fit in, and I want to reach for the stars, nothing less.
 +But let's first rewind a little bit:\\
 +I started my journey studying advanced mathematics and physic, which I enjoyed a great lot. Still, I always knew I would get into computer science one day, because, as far as I remember I have always been facinated with Artificial Intelligence and things such as the "​Singularity"​ concept, or the nanotechnologies revolution.
 +Then, during more than 11 years, I built a significant experience in C++, Lua and 3D rendering technologies. I also spent a lot of time working on GPU programming,​ and reached a very high level of expertise in all those fields. I acquired and used this expertise working on multiple simulation or computation projects in the space industry, gathering more knowledge and more skills continuously.
 +Since a few years now, I realized there was no reason for me to stop at this level, and I could always learn more given all the learning resources available around us nowadays. So I decided to get into the financial trading field, as I'm also interested in this domain. I spent countless hours reading papers, writing algorithms, following online courses and testing expert advisors system to get a proper understanding of the financial markets, and then tried with multiple attempts to bridge the gap between finance and machine learning with expert advisors built on neural networks system. Unfortunately,​ so far those experiments were not successful, but I learnt a great lot in the process, and I will get back to it soon.
 +At about the same time, I discovered I had a furious interest in recent web technologies:​ so I really wanted to also become familiar with NodeJS, AngularJS, express, and the complete web application development ecosystem. Again, I worked very had to properly grasp all the concepts of this domain, but now, I believe I have all the required bases to start building applications as I want or need.
 +Currently I'm also putting more efforts around machine learning and data science in general... So, to put it in a nutshell: as I said, I won't stop learning. There are only a few cases where I would consider I deserve a break:
 +  - If one day my computer tells me (on its own behalf): "​Dad... I think, so I am ?"
 +  - If my consciousness and memories just got uploaded in a giant quantum mainframe... (in that case I would not rest long anyway, as one second could probably mean many years of relative time in my "new world" ;-))
 +  - If I'm in a stasis chamber in an interstellar trip towards a new inhabitable planet in the universe (or, well, Mars could still be a descent option too)
 +  - If mankind just made contact with a superior extraterrestial life form (either friendly or not, that would not matter...).