Nikky Southerland

Creates artisanal code.
Photographs and writes.




I've been writing at my blog for 20 years now at . There's no particular theme.

World has Changed Posted almost 3 years ago
Technical Books on the Apollo Program: A Reading List Posted almost 5 years ago
Improving Writing Posted almost 5 years ago
recentflickr photo


I take pictures and sometimes post them to flickr. In the last few years I've started developing my own black and white film, and it's been a lot of fun to rediscover analog formats.

Nikky's Flickr


I grew up doing a lot of camping and exploration of the outdoors. After visting Rome in college, a new kind of travel bug emerged. I've seen a lot of Europe, and always try to find new excuses to explore new places. I'm excited to see what's next!

nikky in front of buildings

I work as a full stack web developer, and I'm currently specializing in the Ruby on Rails framework with a particular interest in data migration/integration.

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


I live with a cat named Minerva. Her primary skills are cuddling and hissing at everyone. She's not particularly great at hunting the bugs around our apartment and usually spends her days chirping at the crows that perch outside our windows. (Sometimes she can catch gnats)


Seattle has been home for the past 18 years. Much has 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.

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