About Me

Hi, I'm Kijin. Pronunciation: kee-jin.

I like thinking and writing about social, cultural, and political issues, especially where they relate to information technology.

I also like building clean and beautiful websites and playing with open-source software. I’ve lived in a few different countries, most recently Canada and South Korea.

as a Philosopher...

I studied philosophy at UBC (B.A. 2006) and Queen’s (M.A. 2007, Ph.D. 2012).

I specialize in (1) social and political philosophy and (2) a subfield of philosophy of science known as Science and Technology Studies (STS). Recent developments in both fields bring them close together, and I’m interested in issues that arise at their intersection.

as a Programmer...

I’ve been a freelance web programmer for 16 years. I can work comfortably with the popular LAMP stack (Linux, Apache, PHP, MySQL), as well as a few alternative components such as nginx, PostgreSQL, Memcached, and Redis. I can build you a Linux server in the cloud, configure it to serve your website as efficiently as possible, and help you fix common security issues.

I have lots of experience with XpressEngine, GNUBoard, WordPress, and various other CMSes that are popular in Korea and abroad. I’m familiar with many open-source web applications frameworks, as well as new technologies such as HTML5 and responsive design.

If credentials matter to you, I can also tell you that I’m a Zend Certified PHP 5 Engineer, Sun/Oracle Certified MySQL 5 Developer, KAIT Linux Master 1st Class, etc.