The author

Hi, I'm Nsukami, you're actually browsing my personal website.

I'm a just a soul whose intentions are good. Sometimes, I fix problems and get things done using free software, whenever possible.

From 2010 to 2016, I've been employed by Soon S.A to work on improving and maintaining, an e-commerce and VOD platform promoting African movies. Sadly, the project is under re-construction, if you're interesting, you can browse the youtube page. This position has enabled me to sharpen my skills in web development and system administration. I've led small teams of developers, as well as provided support to clients.

During 2017, I've been working within the dev team behind Xbus, maintaining Vialegal, LesEchosEVENTS and LesEchosETUDES, 3 e-commerce platforms where I was dealing with things like Buildout, Make, Docker, Django, Hugo, Drone, Sentry, ...

Since few weeks now, I'm working on and, 2 platforms providing a selection of news via a daily e-mail selecting and summing up the most relevant pieces of news. Tech I'm dealing with: Python, Django, Ansible, Make, Chargify, ...

I've also spent a lot of time helping grow the Linux and Python communities in Senegal. I gave lots and lots of talks, lots and lots of workshops. Not only in Dakar, but also in Thiès, Saint-Louis and Ziguinchor.

The author again

Born and raised in Gabon, coming from Democratic Republic of Congo, I'm living in Dakar Senegal, where I work as a freelance. In this website I will generally talk about software engineering and geeky recreations.

The reason

This space will be an attempt to share, what in my humble opinion, could be interesting – whatever I am thinking about or working on. Hopefully, somebody will find these posts helpful. At least, it will be a way for me to keep notes, to have something to refer to later. It will also be a way for me to open the conversation, and to learn from you. As long as they're on topic, emails and comments are welcome.

Chasing Black excellence being one of my goals, this website will also be a way to show you that there is people in the Black Continent who want to, who try to, achieve great things.

The tools

In the software industry, you'll often heard people telling you don't repeat yourself. Yet, when you look for 'static site generator', you'll find lots and lots of different static site generators. I have myself worked on one of them, Dwarf. Shame on me, it works only with Python 2 and it's no more maintained.

Browsing this page would not be possible without free/open source software, and some great services.

  • Host: Linode, before. Heztner, now.
  • Operating System: Debian for many years, Void since few months.
  • Web server: Nginx.
  • DNS: CloudFlare
  • Static site generator Pelican, write markdown, generate html.
  • Editor: Emacs
  • Deployment: All the html/css/js files are sync'ed from my laptop to my server, using Fabric and Rsync.

The shoulders of giants I'm standing on

My servers, my laptop, the software components I develop, everything is written/done/configured using free software. That is possible because of the hard work of thousands of free software developers around the world.

I am convinced, a simple thank you goes a long way. I would like to take one moment, to send gigantic hugs to all of the authors, maintainers, and all the actors contributing to free software all over the universe.

Special thanks and hugs sent to all the contributors of:

You made my life better. Thank you very much.

Let's talk

I would love to hear from you! You can reach me by email: ndkpatt at gmail dot com. I also wander a lot on Twitter. And depending on the current mood, I sometimes hang around in the #nsukamidikiesse_ channel on Freenode. By the way, I've just installed Cryptocat :) but I don't have buddies to chat with.

Thank you for reading.

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