I guess there’s a significative chance you’re here because of this.
makigas is a free to watch YouTube channel where I publish tutorials and other screencasts on programming, web design, game development and more. It started as a summer idea back in 2012 and it has ever since been a hobby I try to continue whenever I’m able to.
Since its inception, makigas has attracted a lot of people, who want to improove their skills, learn new technologies, or get the basics about programming on a particular language. More than 14,000 people are currently subscribed to this channel and there are over 1,400,000 playbacks.
It has been featured on several lists and articles about online learning and self-education. I’m even aware some of my courses and videos are being used as supplementary material on universities. Most of the possitive comments I receive about this project feature the entertaining and informal teaching style used in the videos.
Some words about NGL
Nos Gusta Linux was a separate channel I used to maintain with tutorials and reviews on GNU+Linux distributions and software. However, it was shutted down in March 2017. Reasons:
I don’t use Linux for personal computers anymore. I use Linux on servers and on development VMs, but there is a conflict there because I don’t usually use desktop environments for that.
So much negative feedback and harrassment coming from parts of the community. Disabling and deleting comments on videos is tough, but boy, comments aren’t always made by the smartest people in the block, aren’t they?. And I’ve read a lot of shit down there.
Some of the videos have been re-uploaded to makigas and there is no plan to put the channel back online. The Facebook account and the Twitter account are frozen and I get no notifications from them. The blog is online, but I don’t think I’m going to update it anymore.
Other guest appearances
Over the years I have collaborated on other YouTube channels as well, either as guest appearances for workshops, webinars or similar, or for complete courses. These links points to external websites or channels that are outside of my control.