Niko Heikkilä

The Story

...or how I learned to stop worrying and love the code.

Niko Heikkilä / 10.04.2020 / ☕️ 2 minutes read

Hello! 🖖

Thanks for visiting my site. Let me tell you a little bit about myself.

I’m a software craftsman with a strong passion for open source software and the latest technologies. For me, continuous learning and improvement of my skills is my greatest asset.

To this day, I’ve been working as tech support and journalist besides leading highly skilled development teams. My core skills are in web development, project management, and quality assurance.

I’ve been working with several backend frameworks from Laravel (PHP) and Ruby on Rails to simpler micro-platforms like Flask (Python) and Express (Javascript). As for the frontend, I consider the lovely world of Javascript and Typescript spiced with React or Vue a fertile ground where a majority of the future applications leverage. Keeping in mind the Atwood’s Law, if an application can be written in Javascript, it shall one day be written in it. Lately, I’ve also been getting familiar with Go and Rust for developing robust concurrent applications for data analysis.

I’m an obedient follower of Continuous Integration and Delivery (CI/CD) methodologies. I believe that having a stable automated testing and deployment pipeline from the first day of the project is its greatest future asset radically shortening the time-to-market and increasing customer value. Bundling this approach with cloud technologies like Docker or Serverless, you’ll have a battle-hardened portable solution ready to drop into any an environment quickly.

Furthermore, I’ve participated in organising events and seminars. I have a very systemic approach to project management methodologies. Thanks to modern tools like Trello, Jira, and Slack, I can coordinate even large projects, whether working remotely or in office.

Apart from coding, I keep my skills refreshed by reading and writing. I’ve interviewed experienced people about their work and helped the little ones to reach the audience. On my spare time, I write my ruminations in this blog. Naturally, as an impeccable geek, you can find me on the premiere of the next epic Marvel production — although I won’t refuse a discussion about artsy cinema and literature either.

Yet I’m more than the letters you see so don’t hesitate to connect with me for any questions. Let’s close this with my favourite quote.

“A man is never the same for long. He is continually changing. He seldom remains the same, even for half an hour.”G.I. Gurdjieff

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