William Panicot


Hi! I am William Panicot. I am 23 years old and was born on july 20th, 1993 in Montpellier, a southern French city. I have been interested in computers for as long as I remember and started learning HTML and C by myself around 8th grade.

After graduating high-school, I attended the Classes Préparatoires aux Grandes Écoles (CPGE) at the Lycée Joffre in Montpellier where I studied the option computer science along with the core curriculum of mathematics, physics, French and English. I was then admitted to the Ecole des Mines de Saint Etienne, cycle ISMIN, where I completed a Master's Degree in Computer Science with a specialization in Mobility and Security.

I am now employed at Global Market Solutions as an ActivePivot consultant after having completed my final internship with them.


École Nationale Supérieure des Mines de Saint-Étienne - Cycle ISMIN 2012-2015

The École des Mines de Saint-Étienne is a top national graduate engineering school delivering a degree equivalent to a Master's Degree in Computer Science. I am studying the option Mobility and Security which focuses on mobile and web applications and computer security. Besides a main focus on computer science, the curriculum also includes a sizeable portion of management courses with a focus on project management, electronics courses, general science courses, and requires students to study English and another foreign language - in my case, Chinese.

Lycée Joffre, Montpellier - Classes Préparatoires aux Grandes Écoles (CPGE) 2010-2012

CPGE are two-year undergraduate intensive courses in mathematics and physics that prepare students to the competitive examinations that are required to be admitted to French engineering schools. There I studied the option computer science, which is mostly focused on algorithmics and theoretical computer science.

Lycée Joffre, Montpellier - Baccalauréat série S 2010

Equivalent to GCSE A-level, I passed the Baccalauréat with first-class honors before graduating high school.


Foreign languages

  • Fluent English: I left university with a 990 score at the TOEIC, and GRE scores of 162 in verbal reasoning, 164 in quantitative reasoning and 4 in analytical writing. I have been working in Copenhagen for a more than 18 months in a fully english-speaking environment.
  • Basic Spanish: I studied Spanish for six years during high school and CPGE.
  • Currently learning Chinese: I have been studying Chinese since I was admitted to the École des Mines de Saint-Étienne in 2012

Programming languages

  • General purpose programming: experienced Java developer. Some experience in C (including embedded C), C++ and C#.
  • Web programming: proficient in Javascript, PHP and SQL. Basic proficiency in Bootstrap.
  • Hardware description languages: basic knowledge of VHDL, including VHDL-AMS.
  • Dataflow programming: formerly Certified LabVIEW Associate Developer.
  • Software modeling: basic knowledge of UML.


  • Database software: IBM DB2.
  • Electronics design and simulation software: ModelSIM, ISIS, ARES.
  • Mathematical software: Berkeley Madonna (differential system resolution), Matlab, Maple.