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[New Employee Spotlight] Samuel Desrosiers-Théroux, Software Developer

[New Employee Spotlight] Samuel Desrosiers-Théroux, Software Developer

Since a few folks might “have a case of the Mondays” today, I thought we could start with a little joke. Ready? Here it goes:

An SQL query goes into a bar.
It walks up to two tables, and says: can I join you?

Now, if this makes no sense to you, then alas, you aren’t a Software Developer. But if you’re smiling — or maybe groaning — then you, indeed, are a glorious and triumphant Software Developer, just like the newest member of our team: Samuel Desrosiers-Théroux!

I recently had the chance to chat with Samuel to learn more about his experience, his role here at Devolutions, and his hobbies. Here is a look at our conversation:

Can you tell me a bit about your background?

I studied IT in school, where I completed a Diploma of Vocational Studies in the Integrated Secondary College Program at CFP Des Riverains, which is a suburb of Montreal. I also have a degree in television and cinema, and I worked as a broadcast technician for a French-Canadian TV company for 6 years, before going back to school to learn programming.

What would you say is your biggest achievement?

I would say it is going back to school at 27 years old after 6 years in the professional world. I was missing some math courses because we didn’t have to do them in the Diploma of Vocational Studies program, so I had to take online courses, and I completed them in less than a year.

What was it about Devolutions that made you want to work here?

I have some friends on social media who were saying some positive things about Devolutions, such as how it was a company that really takes care of its employees, and that the working environment is very good.

What would you say are your top three strengths at work?

First, I like to solve problems and look for solutions. Second, I like to always learn new things, which is a must when you work in IT. And third, I’m a hard worker.

What tasks do you carry out in your job, and what are some of the tools you use?

Currently, I’m working on the Devolutions Server team. I help fix bugs that are reported by our QA team, and I implement new features. I work mostly with Webstorm and Visual Studio, and I code in C# and Typescript.

What is your impression of working here?

It has been great, and I couldn’t ask for a better opportunity at this stage of my career as a programmer. I have been warmly welcomed to the team, and the company really cares about us.

What goals would you like to achieve at Devolutions?

I want to increase my knowledge, learn new things from my co-workers, and contribute to the growth of the company.

On a personal note, what are some of your hobbies and interests?

I play a lot of soccer and indoor hockey, which is also called floor hockey. I also like video games, board games, camping, and everything related to IT. I’m currently working on a home automation setup with Home Assistant.

Please share a few words with our community of IT pros:

I’m proud to be a part of the company that makes your life easier at work!

Laurence Cadieux

Hello! My name is Laurence Cadieux, and I’m a Communication Specialist here at Devolutions. My role includes overseeing the content strategy and development of our blog, managing the content and communication for our VIP advocate platform “Devolutions Force,” and working closely with our PR partners around the world. I also handle our off-site content opportunities (magazines, journals, newspapers, etc.). Academically, I have a bachelor’s degree in marketing. When I’m not working, I sing in a band, and I enjoy watching my favorite movies again and again. I also love cooking, and during the pandemic, I became a bread expert — I can now bake the most amazing key lime pie on earth (if I do say so myself!). Plus, I recently discovered LEGO and there is no turning back — I’m hooked! I’m always happy to help, and you can reach me directly at

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