My name got shorten to Jules in High School, but it’s not correct. My given name is Jules Andre, but I’ve gone by Jay since college.

I currently live in Brookline, MA, but I was born in Haiti and grew up in the Boston area for most of my life. After High School, I studied engineering at Cornell and did my graduate studies at Northeastern in Information Systems.

I got interested in computers when my dad’s friend was throwing away a bunch of bulky old computers, but my dad took them to Haiti to open a school for kids to learn computers. That was back in 1999. When I moved to America, I learned more about computers and programming in high school. At home, we had a Compaq computer, which we could connect to the dial up phone line to surf the internet.

I’ve been a software engineer for 15 years with experiences at Akamai Technologies, Putnam Investments, General Electric as well as many early stage startups.

Currently, I’m working on Oatfin to make it simple and easy to manage any application on any cloud.

On a personal note, I have 2 sons and 2 nieces. When I’m not working or doing anything important, I like to spend time with family, listen to music, going to the gym, play sports, and read.

Some things I do for fun:

Music & concerts

Ziggy Marley at Bold Point Park

Hiking

The Crawford Notch – White Mountain, NH

Long road trips

White Mountain, NH

Sports

Sixers vs. Celtics

Strength training