About



I'm Xabier Larrakoetxea, a.k.a Slok on the interwebz. I'm a software engineer that loves new technologies, open source software, GNU/Linux and sharing knowledge. My areas inside the tech world are backend web developing, cloud computing, devops and scalability. My two pasions are open source software, GNU/Linux and devops, this has created inside me a little Ops, so I'm not a developer 100% of the time anymore :)

Currently I'm Living in Madrid with my girlfriend but I'm from Basque country (Bilbao). I love good music (usually metal), Playing videogames, going to concerts and when I don't burn the kitchen, cooking.



Skills



Languages

Python:
Go:
Java:
Scala:
C++:
Ruby:
Devops

Docker:
Docker compose:
swarm:
Ansible:
Monitoring:
Miscelanea

Django:
Flask:
GNU/Linux:
Git:
Redis:
AWS:



Projects




A social link shortener with scalability in mind. Featuring statistics, notifications achievements, and clean presentation.

Django app for sending easily templated emails using the Django built-in backend

A simple and clean frontend for Git repositories based on Flask and Dulwich inspired by Github frontend and style



MDISS Msc project. A social network for sharing and uploading images inspired by the mix of Flickr and Twitter developed with Java and JSF2

Simple progress bar for the command line Python scripts. Allowing different types of bars, static, animated, colored

Light, simple and clean theme for Pelican static blog, heavily inspired by the Flask template and taking care in source code presentation



Work and education



Experience

  • Backend developer & infrastructure engineer at QDQMedia, Madrid (March 2015-)

  • Backend developer at Ticketbis, Bilbao (June 2013-march 2015)

  • Django and Python developer at MyDeco, London UK (January 2013-may 2013)

  • Researcher at Internet labs, Deustotech, University of Deusto, Bilbao (September 2011-september 2012)

  • Researcher (Intern) at Internet labs, Deustotech, University of Deusto, Bilbao (September 2010-september 2011)
Education

  • MSc in Development and Integration of Software Solutions, Deusto university, Bilbao, Spain, (2012)

  • BSc (Hons) in Computer Engineering (5 years degree), Deusto university, Bilbao, Spain, (2011)



Courses and Talks given




Docker course given on october of 2014 On Bime hack day

Bime hack day BEC. Bilbao, Spain (October. 2014)

Introduction to Devops course including, ansible, vagrant and Docker given In the summer of 2014 inside the Eghost free talks of Open source software

E-ghost. Bilbao, Spain (July. 2014)




Introduction to Git SCM given In the summer of 2012 inside the Eghost free talks of Open source software

E-ghost. Bilbao, Spain (July. 2012)

Introduction to Redis NoSQL Database given in the MDISS MSc inside the new web technologies lectures group

University of Deusto, MSc in Development and Integration of Software Solutions. Bilbao, Spain (April. 2013)