We know at Pixafy that as a service business, the people are important. We also want to recognize the amazing work our team is doing regularly. So, earlier this year we kicked off a rewards and recognition program for employees that are doing stellar work, which includes demos by the employee being honored, so others can learn from techniques and tools that the honoree has found useful.
A recent recognition went to one of our original hires, Emmanuel Etienne, who’s a senior engineer here at Pixafy. Manny’s work is consistently innovative and creative, leading to some excellent solutions for our clients. We took a few photos of Manny receiving his award this week; check it out on Facebook, and while you’re there, be sure to like our page!
ImageMagick is an extremely powerful tool that I use for a multitude of tasks ranging from resizing to image compositions. ImageMagick is normally ran via the command line, but as you saw from Dan’s article, we use the exec() or shell_exec() function in our code to execute the necessary commands. Below you can find some example of ImageMagick commands in action. (more…)
My journey with PHP began almost two-and-a-half years ago. After programming mainly in Java for three years, I decided to switch over to PHP. I did this both to make myself more marketable and to do something interesting. During my time with this language, I have come to favor it more and more over Java, which was the first programming language I ever learned. (more…)
Q: Where are you originally from? Do you still have family there? Do you have any siblings? If so, what do they do? Any significant/insignificant others? Pets?
Manny: I was born and raised in Brooklyn. My family came here originally from Haiti in the 1970s. I really enjoy living in New York and can’t see myself living anywhere else.
I come from a HUGE family consisting of eight boys and two girls. I’m both the second-to-last boy as well as the second-to-last child. Needless to say, while I was growing up our home was packed. We all choose different careers when we grew up. Some, like me, work in technology, some work in music, one works in psychology, and one is a teacher. (more…)