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
Introducing…a portfolio for myself!

Introducing…a portfolio for myself!

Going full-circle is just what I love to do. Here’s the summary: This site is great. It’s great for in-depth...

owenthe.dev Website Updates – September 2019

owenthe.dev Website Updates – September 2019

Happy end of summer! It’s been about 3 months since the last website updates post, and unfortunately I didn’t complete...

Dear Phone Manufacturers – If you remove the headphone jack, add a second USB-C port!

Dear Phone Manufacturers – If you remove the headphone jack, add a second USB-C port!

Over the past few years, I’ve slowly seen the decline of headphone jacks in phones. While I’m fine with moving...

owenthe.ninja & o355.us deprecation notice

owenthe.ninja & o355.us deprecation notice

With owenthe.dev email finally up and running, the process of deprecating owenthe.ninja and o355.us is now underway. Please see the...

owenthe.dev Website Updates – June 2019

owenthe.dev Website Updates – June 2019

Every month, I go ahead and make some changes to my website. This month is no different. Here’s what’s changing...

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