Hi, I'm Kevin

I’m a Libre Software Craftsman.



My name is Kevin Ottens and I live in France. In general, I love to learn new things regularly which can be technical or about soft skills. Because of that depending who you talk to, you can get a very different picture:

  • Software Craftsman, since I’m a developer by trade and I like to share new insights on the job with others;
  • Free Software Hacker, since I’m involved in several projects, most notably with KDE;
  • Community Whisperer, since I study communities and help with their stewardship when I can;
  • Graphic Facilitator, since I like to do sketchnotes or help meetings using live scribing or innovation games;
  • Researcher, since I also have an academic background in general and a PhD in Artificial Intelligence in particular;
  • Aikidoka, since I’ve been practicing this martial art for years.

But really even in the different facets above, I always feel like there’s more to learn and more progress to be made. In fact I’m just a mere explorer.

If you want more exhaustive and professional information, you can also download my formal resume.


Latest Post

May 26, 2023

Web Review, Week 2023-21

Let’s go for my web review for the week 2023-21. Twitter Is a Far-Right Social Network - The Atlantic Tags: tech, social-media, politics, twitter Indeed… things have been changing very rapidly. https://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2023/05/elon-musk-ron-desantis-2024-twitter/674149/ Patterns in register map design Tags: tech, hardware, programming, cpu Very thorough overview on how registers are used when you get closer to the hardware. Very good resource to use as reference. https://www.devever.net/~hl/regmap Memory Allocation Tags: tech, memory Read more


To get in touch with me you can use email, Mastodon or IRC (‘ervin’ on the freenode network).

When possible I sign my messages using my GPG key ID 8DEC C9E2.

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