Romain Pellerin

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I am a Software Engineering student at the University of Technology of Compi├Ęgne (France). I usually spend my time programming or having fun in a terminal. In love with GNU/Linux and FOSS (RMS's website is a gold mine everyone should read). I also play the guitar.

Apart from computers, I am also interested in space exploration, AI and self-driving electric cars. I look forward to a future with a lot less pollution.

I try to read books as often as possible, in English and French. I am also a huge fan of comics.

I write blog posts quite extensively on this website, not only about computer science but also broader topics such as the environment, my travels or politics. There are RSS and Atom feeds that you can subscribe to. I usually write a few times a month. Feedback is greatly appreciated.

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  1. Living In The USA: Visa, Insurance, SSN, and Taxes

    In this article, I explain and sum up everything one needs to know to apply for a J-1 visa in the US, in order to do an internship. Everything below is based on my experience and on the instructions I received. Visa Getting a J-1 visa for the US is a quite long process. First and foremost, a sponsor is required. The most popular sponsor of J-1...

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  3. Living In The USA: Skiing

    Last weekend, my boss took me to Heavenly Moutain Resort, near Lake Tahoe, at the border between Northern California and Nevada. With his wife and some of their friends, we went there for the weekend. Despite pretty bad road conditions (two major roads closed because of the snow and a mudslide), we eventually made it there, at 6pm on Saturday....

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