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About Me:

Hey there, as you probably have guessed by now, I’m Nik. I’m a software development lead and architect by day, musician and philosopher by night. I enjoy clean and effective code, good food, classic rock, and books by Albert Camus.

What do you do?

At Synqrinus, I conceive of, design, and lead a team of developers to create both internal automation tools, as well as client-facing software products. I have a strong emphasis in understanding the business objectives before delving into a project, as well as focus on delivering high-quality, clean, maintainable code. Some of the projects at Synqrinus I have led include:

  • An extensible online survey platform (think SurveyMonkey but better)
  • Client-facing analytics platform (think SPSS but accessible and understandable)
  • PowerPoint export and automation tool
  • Internal market research automation pipeline
  • Collaborative document editing platform (think GoogleDocs but for writing surveys)
  • Tinder-like swiping exercise in surveys
  • Internal market research analysis library (emphasis on multithreading, caching, and speed)

I’ve also thoroughly enjoyed hiring and mentoring new developers. Teaching Clojure is a passion.

In short, I’m a tech lead that knows how to get his hands dirty, and how to get software projects done on time and on budget.

What do you do at Clojure/north?

I’m the founder and an organizer of the annual non-profit conference. You can find out more about the actual event at the official website.

Where are you?

I’m currently living in Toronto, Canada. I’m willing to work and collaborate on projects remotely.

Can we work together?

Of course! Shoot me an email and we can take it from there.

I’m available on a consultation or part-time basis. I work on a per-project fee or pro-bono for non-profit/charity and open-source projects.

Are you willing to move to San Francisco?

No.

Book recommendations

In no particular order…

  • Slaughterhouse-Five - Kurt Vonnegut
  • The Idiot - Fyodor Dostoyevsky
  • Notes from Underground - Fyodor Dostoyevsky
  • The Last Question - Isaac Asimov
  • Meditations - Marcus Aurelius
  • The Stranger - Albert Camus
  • The Plague - Albert Camus
  • I, Claudius - Robert Graves
  • Dune - Frank Herbert
  • Passage to Dawn - R.A. Salvatore
  • The Brothers Karamazov - Fyodor Dostoyevsky
  • The Count of Monte Cristo - Alexandre Dumas