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Overview

  • 86 references 71 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in French; learning English, Spanish
  • 55, Male
  • Member since 2009
  • Self-Employed in ICT & Communication
  • High-School
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About Me

❗️New coronavirus: Mandatory quarantine for persons arriving in Switzerland

⚠️States and areas with an increased risk of infection:
▶️ https://bit.ly/switzerlandofficiallistofcountries

ℹ️What to do on entering Switzerland:
▶️ https://bit.ly/whattodoonenteringswitzerland

CURRENT MISSION

Happiness is our ability to relativize our expectations: I'm actually Woking on it ;)

ABOUT ME

From Victor Hugo to Cyrano, only words!
From the tip of the pen to the tip of the sword,
From the lightness of being to the rigidity of steel.
Words can be our worst enemy or our allies

So, If you want to stop by my place, do not hesitate to slip some before ... It could be sunny words or spring-like, in a bouquet or dispersed. I love them as we can love a kiss ..! Like I love rebellious spirits and those who believe in the utopia of a better world, the wine and humor ..

In my spare time I'm also member of the Swiss Board of Reporters Without Borders / Reporters sans frontières (RWB / RSF) http://en.rsf.org/
Whatever country you came from, do not worry, in terms of protecting freedom of expression, "we" fights governments, not their citizens ;)
I'm also Stand Up Paddle Instructor, from ASI (www.academyofsurfing.com).

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PHILOSOPHY

My words to describe the life: "Curiosity"; "Serendipity"; "Complexity"; "Chaos" (theory); and "Carpe Diem" ;) I love also the sentence from the French philosopher, Edgar Morin: "In a complex society, we must have a complex thinking"... Understanding that "complex" doesn't mean "complicated"

Gather ye rosebuds while ye may, Old time is still a-flying, And this same flower that smiles today, To-morrow will be dying./i>
/Robert Herrick "To the Virgins, to Make Much of Time"

I went into the woods because I wanted to live deliberately. I wanted to live deep and suck out all the marrow of life...to put to rout all that was not life; and not, when I came to die, discover I had not lived.
/Henry David Thoreau (Walden)

We don't read and write poetry because it's cute. We read and write poetry because we are members of the human race And the human race is filled with passion. And medicine, law, business, engineering, these are noble pursuits and necessary to sustain life. But poetry, beauty, romance, love, these are what we stay alive for..
/N.H. Kleinbaum

Skype: stephanekoch
Facebook : www.facebook.com/stephanekoch
Twitter: www.twitter.com/stephanekoch |
LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/stephanekoch
Youtube: www.youtube.com/stephanekoch
Instagram: https://instagram.com/stephanekoch

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

I can let you sleep in my apartment, I have a roommate sometime, but not all the time... I can show some place in Geneva sometime, but not all the time.. I will always happy to share some food and drinks and talk about life ;)

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

Couchsursfing allow me to discover countries and cultures through the eyes of the people... It's a great value

Interests

The use, and the behavior related to the perception of information technology by the people using it, or through them (social networks uses and behaviors). I like News, Internet, Society, Philosophy, Psychology, of human being and Hacker philosophy (the clear side of the force) ;)

Music, Movies, and Books

Book: From "Musashi" (Eiji Yoshikawa) to Millenium (Stieg Larsson)... I'm a movies fan, some movies I loved: "Blade Runner" (Ridley Scott) - "Dead Poets Society" (Peter Weir) - "In the Name of the Father" (Jim Sheridan) - "The Lives of Others" (Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck) - The Man Without a Past" (Aki Kaurismaki) - "Hair" (James Rado & Gerome Ragni) and of course some TV-Series like: "Battlestar Galactica" (Glen A. Larson.) - "Dream On" (David Crane and Marta Kauffman) - "Mad Men" (Matthew Weiner) - "Spooks" (David Wolstencroft)... - "Games of Thrones" - "The KillingS" - "Real Humans" - and more for my Facebook friends https://www.facebook.com/stephanekoch/movies?cref=4 ;)

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

It's so incredible that I have to tell it in real ;)

Teach, Learn, Share

C++ PERL or Python... No... I'm kidding, I'm interested to learn things from anyone... As far as you don't try to convert me, I'm a free thinker, in Darwin I believe :D

I can teach Social Media and digital behavior, and information security, or some other internet related stuff. And I can teach "Stand Up Paddle" as well ;)

What I Can Share with Hosts

Philosophy of life, knowledge of Information Society, and how to safely use Social Networks and connected technology... I can teach how to Stand Up Paddle as well ;)

Countries I’ve Visited

Austria, Bahamas, Belgium, Cuba, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Israel, Italy, Mexico, Monaco, Morocco, Netherlands, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Senegal, Serbia, Spain, Sweden, Thailand, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States

Countries I’ve Lived In

Switzerland

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