Hi there!

I'm Owen.

I’m a Python & Web developer.

I'm a Python Developer

Since 2016, I’ve been doing lots, and lots, of Python development. Python is my absolute go-to language for any new project I work on, and it’s been the framework for a lot of what I do.

Major projects that I’ve built in Python include a tool for checking the weather via the Wunderground API, a QA tool built for an internship, a fully-fledged API using the Flask framework, along with smaller programs & tools using technologies like I2C, GPIO, IMAP and SFTP.

I'm a Systems Administrator

As someone once said, “Well gosh darn you need systems to run all this code!”. So, that’s why I have this here. I do actually administer systems – mostly Ubuntu-based Linux machines & web servers – that usually power all the code that I run.

While my skillset hasn’t been growing lately (please thank my ever loving interest in web development), I’ve been able to install, manage, configure and run many stacks & services on Linux servers, and I’ve also had to deal with a fair share of hardware issues and such.

I do Web Development

Back in the old days – I “use” to do “web development”. Why the airquotes? Modifying WordPress code and running web-based applications isn’t web development. Thankfully, those days are gone – and I actually do web development.

For now, it’s mostly vanilla HTML and JavaScript, assisted by frameworks such as Bootstrap and jQuery, but I’ve managed to make some impressive sites – including an Easter Bunny Tracker, and a frontend dashboard that relies on a Flask-based backend, my first vertically-integrated system.

And the list keeps on growing

Every three or so years, I like to pick up a new language, and every day, I’m pushing boundaries forward. Just take a look at the projects page, as the years go on, projects get more and more complicated.

Over the coming years, I hope to continue to expand my horizons in whatever way I want to, but for now, I’m doing pretty cool stuff.

My posts

What I have to say to the Internet
Website Updates Update – December 2019

Website Updates Update – December 2019

It’s December and I’m proud to say no work has been done on the website…because I’m still really busy. However,...

The portfolio is now live! Hurray!

The portfolio is now live! Hurray!

After dozens of hours of hard work cropping photos and making media, I’ve finally released my portfolio to the world....

status.owenthe.dev will no longer work in China

status.owenthe.dev will no longer work in China

As the title says, my status page will no longer be accessible in China. I took a quick visit to...

Website Updates Update – October 2019

Website Updates Update – October 2019

Things have been quite busy lately, and as such, I’ve had almost no time to work on my website. Between...

Local Area Network Virtual Airlines – The saga continues!

Local Area Network Virtual Airlines – The saga continues!

I’ve written previously about a particular South American airline that really hates their name being anywhere online. I took down...

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