The world is full of fascinating problems waiting to be solved.
— Eric Steven Raymond
My name is Nick.
Let’s begin with a conversation.
You Know Your Business.
Every lever and knob, input and output, gear and wheel that enables your business to thrive has been built on your experience.
Call me a huge geek, but I would be delighted to listen to your experience and unpack those gritty details.
If you let me get to know your business, within 2 weeks I will come up with at least three opportunities to reduce cost and/or drive revenue, and then I’ll build what it takes to make that happen.
All my life I’ve been studying machines, taking them apart and building new ones- I would look forward to the opportunity to build a machine accelerating value for your business!
All my best,
I have been an avid computer engineer all my life.
Since moving to New York City over 12 years ago, I’ve served tours of duty on campaigns for numerous Fortune 100 clients, worked at over a dozen start-ups, and co-founded a few.
I’m currently a full-time Software Developer at Signal.
I specialize in Turn-Key Web Platforms.
Notable organizations I’ve added value to
My preferred languages/frameworks are Node/Express and Ruby/Rails. I’m religious about technical architecture and Agile software development project management.
I work in the polyglot development environment IntelliJ IDEA, use Trello for ideation and scrum, Pivotal Tracker for stories, GitHub for source code, Circle CI continuous integration, Heroku for prototype hosting, potentially (past 1+ million user scale) followed by handoff to a larger dev ops firm.
Born and raised in Chicago, I moved to the east coast in 2002 to study at NYU Film & TV. While in school I helped classmates Josh Mond, Antonio Campos and Sean Durkin get Borderline Films off the ground, and left school to begin working in NYC.
Among over 200 projects in commercial media, I made a nationally-aired PSA for the U.S. Department of Justice,
a Nintendo Wii holiday takeover on YouTube, an interactive portal for David Blaine during his TV special Drowned Alive, and served tours of duty on campaigns for numerous Fortune 100 clients.
My drive, focus, imagination, technical skills and voracious appetite for detail allow me to deliver a force
to be reckoned with across media.
Ultimately I returned to my roots, in software engineering.
I am the Founder & President of Outright Mental Inc., leveraging original content and emerging technology to break through the physical isolation of our digital connectedness and reconnect with the wonder of the world around us.
For hire, I build Turn-Key Web Platforms.