My name is Derek Stevens. I was born in California in 1993 and grew up on the Monterey Peninsula. Growing up, I played video games, tinkered with computers, played metal and mixed trance music, rollerbladed, and generally made a ruckus. I studied Philosophy, Math, Physics, and Computer Science in college and graduated from UC Davis in 2019 with a major in Philosophy and a minor in Computer Science.

Now I am a professional programmer, currently working for Siroonian Technologies, writing C# and React apps mostly. I met my wife on a cross-country train ride in 2016 and we had our son in 2019. We are currently based out of Santa Fe, New Mexico. When I'm not busy with work and family, I like making music, aggressive rollerblading, playing retro video games, hiking, and working on personal programming and computing projects.


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I've used various handles over the years -- dwindle, NIL, bladedvox, and currently I tend to pick the usernames nilix and drkste. My DJ persona is Rex Nillith.


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