Sylvain was Algolia’s first employee and is the VP of engineering at Algolia. Sylvain’s team has grown from 1 to 90 engineers over the past 5 years. Prior to working at Algolia, Sylvain worked at Exalead and was leading the core-engineering team in charge of the CloudView search-engine and text processing pipeline using C++ and Java. Sylvain is passionate about text mining and web development and along with working at Algolia, he teaches text mining at EPITA, his alma mater. He holds an engineering degree in CS from the same institution.