Hey, thanks for showing up here. My name is Timothée, or simply Tim.

Born and raised in France 🇫🇷, after some time in the USA 🇺🇸, I settled in Germany 🇩🇪 with my wife & our three children.

I have more than 15 years of experience in the software industry. I have led people and technical teams since 2010 as a tech lead, scrum master, coach, engineering manager, Chief Learning Officer, Vice-President of Engineering, international public speaker, mentor, and developer advocate. I have grown teams of engineers from 3 to 20 and 20 to 100. I strive to foster cultures of exchange, respect, growth, and learning, both collocated and remote. My goal is to make others be their best! Are you looking for someone to lead and coach people in a technical environment? Let's talk!


  • I host the Software Developer's Journey Podcast, a weekly show bringing you the making-of stories of successful software developers to help you on your upcoming journey.
  • I authored the SeeCFP.com service, which curates tech-conference "Call for Papers" and sends them out via a weekly newsletter.
  • I am a mentor, a mentee, and a mentorship advocate. I created the Mentoring.Rocks free email course to help you grow as a mentor!
  • I love to talk, teach, and write. I love storytelling and narration. I love being on stage and have held 80+ talks and keynotes in the past 10 years. You can find a list of all of them, as well as testimonials and pictures, on my talks page. Head over to Speakerdeck.com for the slide decks.
  • I have also published many articles in German magazines. Here is the whole list.

Podcasts I appeared on:

I'd love to be your next guest. Among other things, I love to speak about engineering leadership, communication, agility, iterative development, developer growth, career growth, the DevJourney podcast, and much more.


Feel free to use the following bio:

Timothée has been building synapses between human beings since 1983. As a passionate leader, coach, and mentor, he takes profound joy in stepping on toes and pushing people to think about their journeys. When the sun is up, he acts as the VP of Engineering for the proptech Startup WeMaintain and spends as much time as he can with his wife and with [1;3] kids clutched on his back! But when the moon rises, he hosts the Software Developer's Journey podcast and collects life stories like others gather stamps or Pokemon.

Want to contact me?

Things I’m particularly interested in:

  • 🗣️ Leadership & Mentorship
  • 🎙️ Podcasting
  • 🍫 100% dark chocolate
  • 🥑 Ketosis


  • Longform thoughts: tim at timbourguignon dot fr
  • Shortform thoughts (most likely to get a quick reply): @timothep

Other ways to find me online, see my work, and/or contact me: Github, Dev.To, Speakerdeck, LinkedIn, Xing, Youtube, Patreon, etc.

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