Hi, I'm Kevin

I’m a Libre Software Craftsman.

About

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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.


Projects


Latest Post

Jan 7, 2020

Looking back at 2019

Except if you lived under a rock, you might have noticed that we’re in 2020 now. I thought it would be a good point in time to write a retrospective blog about 2019 (although I admit it touches sometimes on years before 2019 for context reasons). Expect something somewhat less KDE centered than usual (although it will of course talk a fair bit about KDE). Since I don’t want to bore everyone to death and to try to keep that post short, I will cover what I consider the four big topics of 2019. Read more

Contact

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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