Nikky Southerland

Lives in alt-reality Seattle.
Fifth-dimensional being.
Spews out code.
Respected by everyone.

Can't stop listening to Alan Parsons Project. Help meee. (This inexplicably occurs every few years) Posted 3 days ago
The chasm between Almond Poppyseed Muffins (deliciousness) and Almond Poppyseed with Lemon Muffins (yuck city) is vast. Posted about 2 months ago
For conferences I really need to get a pin that says "I'm just here for the talks." Posted 2 months ago


I've kept up a blog of some form for 14 years now at My most recent posts:

Berlin 2017 Posted 3 months ago
Retrotastic Childhood Artifacts Posted 4 months ago
Mr Meanbottom and Others Posted 6 months ago
recentflickr photo


Sometimes I'm known to take pictures.

There are more of my pictures than you'd ever care to see at my flickr.

Nikky's Flickr


I travel from time to time. Countries I've visited include: 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, 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.

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

Cat Wrangler

I'm the caretaker of a small bundle of fur that often demands attention when I'm typing. This creature is called Minerva, and she's named after the goddess of strategy as well as the character from Harry Potter.


I've lived in Seattle for the past 12 years. It's a pretty cool place.


Pumping through my headphones are probably Boards of Canada are the best music group of the past hundred years. Other favorites include El Huervo, Harvey Danger, The Long Winters, Talk Talk, Massive Attack, The Notorious B.I.G. My page has more information about what I listen to than you should ever likely be interested in.


Computer games are great, and strategy games are the best Starcraft, Warcraft III, Supreme Commander, and Fallout are some of my favorites. Filling out the rest are Mario Kart 64, Hotline Miami, and Dota2.


I'm most often found reading non-fiction books. Favorite genres include WWII, general history, and space. Fiction genres include Sci-Fi and Graphic Novels. Favorites include Dune, The Culture Series, and Jurassic Park.


I don't watch many movies, but when I do, they're usually Space-related. Apollo 13 and Star Wars: A New Hope are always in my watchlist.


Star Trek, especially Deep Space Nine and The Next Generation, is my favorite television series. Aqua Teen Hunger Force comes in as a close second.


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