About Me

Dr. Younès HAFRI
Mr. Younès Hafri

CTO and Founder at Aleph Archives (Switzerland) – High-Performance and Low-Latency Computing Specialist, C / Erlang Guru


Dr. Younès Hafri worked for the past 10 years on several Web Archiving projects worldwide including DLWeb, IIPC, Internet Archive, WWWoH (JISC), WARC-Tools, LiWA (European project), etc.

After different positions at the National Library of France (BnF), National Audiovisual Institute (INA), Internet Memory Foundation (formerly European Archive), Hanzo … he noticed a maket’s need for an enterprise-grade Web Archiving solution.

In 2009, he began working with his team on a new Cloud-based Web Archiving solution with a focus on archives quality: the CAMA® platform was born.

Mid-2012, he launched the Web Archiving Bucket, an open initiative for national libraries and organizations to preserve Web data with free-to-use, production-ready archiving tools.

Prior to that, he received a Master’s Degree from the Ecole Centrale de Nantes and a Ph.D. in computer science from the Ecole Polytechniques de Nantes.

Quote: “[..] my work implies driving technology innovation within the company and thinking beyond borders in understanding the wide arena of distributed systems (Middlewares, MapRed, Elastic DBs, Search Engines, Web Formats, Intelligent Crawling Systems) to preserve and replay online Web content for the future.

My dream would be to interconnect all web archive collections around the planet, no matter what could be the odds. The access to this humongous treasure, will be freely granted in order to ensure the preservation of the internet memory! I am convinced that this may be a goal and not a dream.”


“A hacker/entrepreneur with strong opinions enjoying his stay in the world of startups. Thinks in Erlang” -M. Roy-


“Dr. Younès Hafri will always continue surprising me with his positive stubbornness, his technical skills, and his high level of commitment.” -W.P. Kefi-

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