Hello! I'm Nik the software developer who lives in Jersey City, NJ and working for Google in New York, NY.
As a full-stack developer, I like getting into all areas of a project, wether it's on the front-end or way back in the bowels of a database. One consequence of this is that I'm always needing to learn new skills and tricks, but luckily love digging into something new and making it work.
Being new to Google, my time is largely spent learning the various tools and methods for how things are done efficiently at huge scale.
When I'm not at work, I'm watching my favorite hockey team, the Columbus Blue Jackets, or I'm trying a new recipe or exploring New York City. You might event see me out on a bike every now and then.
What follows is essentially the catalog of my professional life; the things I'm working on right now or have in the past are all listed below and linked to when possible. If you'd like to get in touch with me, there's a form at the bottom of the page.
I look forward to hearing from you!
The goal of this website is to aggregate information about solar panels and make it readily available to any and all who are interested in this alternative energy source.
Started back as early as 2006, the SolarYpsi group aims to put solar panels on as many roofs as they can within Ypsilanti, MI. Originally envisioned by Dave Strenski, the group has grown in size and popularity over the years. There are currently more than 30 locations that are part of SolarYpsi.
In 2009 I volunteered to help build a website for this project with a simple request: See a cloud. Dave wanted to have the output of the panels tracked online in real-time and he wanted to look at a graph and see when a cloud had passed over the panels. Over the next few months we made it so; getting solar panel output data collected and charted on the site.
Unfortunately, our original data collection process was foiled by the power company when they installed new meters on the buildings back in 2011. Today we do still have some data available, but it's collected in a different way. We are still working on ways to get more data collected and displayed, even as more buildings in Ypsi install solar panels.
HTML validator for AngularJS projects (on Github)
A grunt plugin that performs W3C validation on HTML files for AngularJS projects. While other HTML validators exist for grunt, none work well with Angular projects because these projects include non-standard tags and attributes. They upset the validator and this project works around that while still providing the benefits of HTML validation.
Software Engineer, Google
New York, NY (July 2014 - Present)
Software Engineer, Amplify (a News Corp company)
Brooklyn, NY (December 2012 - July 2014)
Software Engineer, Tarigma Corporation
Columbus, OH (May 2006 - December 2012)
Student Employee, Eastern Michigan University
Ypsilanti, MI (September 2007 - April 2011)
Graduate Certificate in Artificial Intelligence
Eastern Michigan University
GPA 4.00, September 2010 - April 2011
Bachelor of Science in Applied Computer Science
Eastern Michigan University
GPA 3.74, September 2007 - June 2010
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