Creates artisanal code.
Photographs and writes.
Successfully pushed through the awkward middle-length of hair and now embracing the ability to once again put it in a ponytail.
Beginning to suspect that Sealab 2020 wasn't that accurate of a prediction of the future.
Reading Infinite Jest is the worst decision I ever made.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.