Hi! I’m Kylie, a 23 year old philosophy student from North Carolina.
Please email me at kylie@somas.is to request further details. I can provide more details.

Work

  • Student IT Technician at Appalachian State University Technology Support Services (2018-present)

    • Virus removal, data backup, hardware diagnostics, ticket management via Jira.

    • Customer service, explaining repair steps taken to customers upon them picking up their computers.

    • Known as the only person in the office who knows what they’re doing with Linux, usually machines running Linux that are having problems get referred to me. :-)

Education

  • Appalachian State University (2018-present)

    • Pursuing a Bachelor of Philosophy, majoring in Philosophy, minoring in Gender, Women’s and Sexuality Studies.

    • Planning to pursue a Master of Philosophy and Doctor of Philosophy afterwards.

Extracurricular activities

  • Co-president of the Appalachian State Philosophical Society (2021-present)

  • Vice president of the Appalachian State Philosophical Society (2021)

  • Member of the Appalachian State Philosophical Society (2019-present)

  • Member of Linux@App, at Appalachian State University (2018-2019)

Skills & Interests

Software

Alpine Linux, Exherbo Linux, Arch Linux, Debian GNU/Linux, Windows, POSIX Shell/bash, musl libc, s6, execline, name a Unix tool, I’ve probably used it.

Infrastructure experience

Jira, GitHub, GitLab, Gerrit, Gitolite

Interests

Minimalist system design, system administration, small systems.

Italicized: projects I have contributed to in some way. Embolded: things I’m currently using.

Open-source activity

  • Core developer, Exherbo Linux (2014-2017)

    • Coordinated efforts with approximately 20 other developers via IRC.

    • Added support for new platforms such as musl libc, and ARMv7.

    • Wrote bootstrapping documentation for new processor architectures.

    • Wrote documentation for complex code previously written by others.

Side projects

  • Mutiny, a Linux distribution/research project aiming for unique, coherent, and fun computing. (2016-hiatus)

  • musl libc wiki, a community-maintained wiki documenting the musl libc project. I maintain the build system for it and the stylesheets. (2016-present; my role is minimal as of 2020)

Hobbies

  • Music making, using FL Studio. (2012-present, probably until I die)

  • Somewhat active contributor to OpenStreetMap.
    It’s helped me to find the world around me and the community I live in a lot more interesting.
    Anywhere new I go ends up on the map sooner or later.

  • Learning, speaking, and writing Toki Pona, a constructed language known for its minimalism. o toki pona tawa mi.