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

Apr 20, 2020

Selecting a Software Component Through Community Analytics

Note: The following blog post has been previously published in french on the enioka blog. Within enioka Haute Couture, we often help with projects technical framing. One activity is to select the building blocks which will be used as a base for the system developed for the customer. This technical foundation is essential for the durability and maintainability of the future system. Most developers base these choices on pure technical merits. 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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