Nicolas Berger holds a PhD in Computer Science from the University of Nantes, France, where he has spent 4 years both researching at the Laboratoire d’Informatique de Nantes-Atlantique and teaching at the Faculty of Science and Technology. His specialization in the field of Constraint Programming has led him to focus on the design of specific yet simple algorithmic languages in a variety of topics including web development. As a freelance web developer since 2012, he has been working with graphic designers and communication agencies from France to Japan through Switzerland, where his expertise in development has been much appreciated.
More than fifteen years of interest in Buddhism give Nicolas a deep motivation for helping BDRC achieve its mission of preserving and disseminating Buddhist literature. Being personally interested in directly studying Pali, Chinese and Tibetan original sources, working on BDRC’s Buddhist Universal Digital Archive (BUDA) project is like a dream come true for him! Developing BUDA also provides an opportunity to significantly advance Semantic Web technology, another field of research that interests him. Putting the most recent technologies at the service of the most ancient wisdom moves Nicolas close to the center of his own ikigai, “the reason for which you get up in the morning”.