nikky

Nikky Southerland

Seattle denizen.
Creates artisanal code.
Photographs and writes.

Posted 1 day ago

He picked the cop

Posted 7 days ago

Working from home day 666: I now start making high-pitched mocking noises whenever a programming language throws an exception.

Posted 9 days ago

Everyone thinks August in Seattle is just super swell, but here's a secret: it actually super sucks. Nobody raised in Western Washington likes August. It's warm, humid, and hella sunny.

Blogging

I've been writing at my blog for 16 years now at nykida.net . There's no particular theme. I usually write about space, travel, and culture.

Technical Books on the Apollo Program: A Reading List Posted about 1 year ago
Improving Writing Posted about 1 year ago
Talk Talk Posted over 1 year ago
recentflickr photo

Photography

I picked up taking pictures in High School. My favorite genres are infrastructure, cities, nature, and wildlife. Shooting with a Pixel 3 and Canon 6D. All of my work is available free of charge with a Creative Commons license.

Nikky's Flickr

Traveling

I started traveling on my own during college and haven't stopped since. I've visited Italy, France, Germany, Austria, United Kingdom, Republic of Ireland, The Netherlands, Finland, Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Croatia, Czech Republic, Slovenia, Hungary, Poland, Liechtenstein, Iceland, Switzerland, Spain, Belgium, Belize, Mexico, Canada, and Honduras.

nikky in front of buildings

I work as a full stack web developer at a European travel company. Currently specializing in the Ruby on Rails framework and data integration with a particular interest in shaping customer experiences.

Software Engineer

I have a Bachelor of Arts from University of Washington in Seattle, and majored in Law, Societies, and Justice with minors in Political Science and Human Rights.

University of Washington

minerva the cat

Minerva

I live with a cat named Minerva. Her primary skills are cuddling and hissing at everyone not named "Nikky." She's not particularly great at hunting the bugs around my apartment and usually spends her days chirping at the crows that perch outside my windows.

Seattle

Seattle has been homefor the past 14 years. Much as changed over the years, but the water and mountains remain constants. Being a Washington native, I don't mind the grey skies and rainy seasons.

Contact Me

Site created by Nikky Southerland with help from Ruby on Rails, Zerb Foundation, and Font Awesome.