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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?

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.

Some of my past projects 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)
  • Extensible content management system backend

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

I was also the founder and an organizer of the annual non-profit conference Clojure/north until 2021. You can find out more about the event at the official website.

Where are you?

I’m currently living in Winterthur, Switzerland. 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 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
  • The Ethics of Ambiguity - Simone de Beauvoir
  • Leviathan Wakes - James S.A. Corey
  • The Golden Notebook - Doris Lessing