Sylvain Alain was born in March 26 1979. He owned a computer for the first time when he was 10, a Tandy 1000 SL2 without a HDD. After finishing his High School(École secondaire), he went to the CEGEP(exist only in Quebec) to complete his CEGEP diploma in computer science (DEC Technologie des Systèmes Ordinés). In 2000, he started to work as a programmer for the Gouvernment IRS in Quebec City. Years later, he was promote as Security Analyst for the Gouvernment.
He started to use Linux in 1997 when he had to install a Red Hat CD to pass an exam. At that time, Linux was use a lot at his CEGEP, because it was the first CEGEP to ban Microsoft product. Indeed, he didn't have the chance to code a single line inside a Microsoft Environment....still today :P
He started to use Linux on daily based during the year 2002-2003 with Debian Woody,Fedora Core 2 and 3, Ubuntu, Mandrake 10 etc ...
He started to use Gentoo back in 2005 after a course at the University Laval in Quebec City.
He joined the Gentoo Global moderator staff in december 2008 because of his French/English knowledge and also because of his technical skills.
He started to use Funtoo when Daniel Robbins released one of the first versions of Metro(1.3) back in 2008-2009 to build some custom Gentoo-Quebec stage3.
Finally, in September 2010, he started with the same 4 friends Funtoo-Quebec website(Guy Fontaine,Laurent Duchesne,Claude Fleury,Bernard Tremblay) to help his good friend Daniel Robbins and to offer the French support for Funtoo.
He created with his 4 friends Gentoo-Quebec website in december 2007 after using Gentoo for 2 years on daily base. And in September 2010, Funtoo-Quebec was officially create to support the French community.