François Chalifour

  • @francois
  • Software Engineer, Algolia
  • He/Him
  • France
Design, code and skate. Music too. Those are the four elements I cherish in life. My thing is creati...  
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2021

Jun 30, 2021
Jun 30, 2021
Built a Team
Launched a product
We released Algolia Recommend UI — the frontend libraries for the new product Algolia Recommend.

Recommend is a new service that computes AI models based on past search events to recommend products, or products that are frequently bought together.

I led this project, built a team of 4 people, designed the elements, and developed the libraries (API client and UI components).

Check it out on GitHub and Product Hunt.
Jun 23, 2021
Jun 23, 2021
Released an Open Source Project
Wrote design specs
I created the Algolia Recommend API client for JavaScript.

This is the first API client to support the new product Algolia Recommend that we were about to launch!

You can read the documentation.
May 03, 2021
May 03, 2021
Launched a product
Built a Team
Created a Product Roadmap
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I launched Autocomplete, an open source, production-ready JavaScript library for building autocomplete experiences.

This has been more than a year of research and development to create the tools to build great autocomplete experiences. You can use it to reproduce interfaces like Google, Amazon, YouTube, but also command runners like Alfred.

It's designed for the device you're using, and implements detailed UX patterns to make the experience feel native. The renderer is agnostic so it supports DOM, React, Preact, Vue, etc.

It powers DocSearch v3, the Algolia Docs search, and e-commerce websites you may have used this month.

Check it out on GitHub.
Mar 23, 2021
Mar 23, 2021
Got featured in a Podcast
I got mentioned as a "Frontend hero" by Sarah Dayan in the Frontend Heroes podcast.


2020

Dec 07, 2020
Dec 07, 2020
Launched a product
I co-created the new search for the Algolia Docs, powered by Autocomplete.

We applied the principles we learned with DocSearch v3 and brought them to the next level with a preview panel!

Check it out on Product Hunt.
Sep 22, 2020
Sep 22, 2020
Released an Open Source Project
I released a service to convert Algolia Query Suggestions to OpenSearch Suggestions.

Check it out on GitHub.
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