nikky

Nikky Southerland

Seattle denizen.
Creates artisanal code.
Photographs and writes.

Posted about 1 month ago

Sound Transit has doubled travel times this weekend because they aren't even running half of their service. Naturally they're still doing fare enforcement. Garbage.

Posted 2 months ago

Ever since seeing an iron beam stamped with "British Steel" in the York Minster crypt all I can think about is Nigel. I wonder if he's doing okay and the plans we made for him worked out.

Posted 2 months ago

I've owned a SLR for 14 years now and today I finally figured out that you can use the AF points in the viewfinder to straighten images out when composing. 😬

Blogging

I've been writing at my blog for 15 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 4 months ago
Improving Writing Posted 5 months ago
Talk Talk Posted 8 months 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 13 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.