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About Me

Hey, I'm Nick -- a technologist, hacker, and engineer working to improve experiences for developers, building some cool things along the way.

Currently, I work as a Technical Evangelist at Amazon Web Services, helping developers more effectively utilize cloud computing.

I particularly enjoy working with AI + Machine Learning, and always enjoy finding ways to incorporate my passion for gaming and esports into my work. I used to be a serial hackathon attendee while in college, and have written a bit about my experience at those events here and here.

Hobbies

    🖥 Gaming/Esports

    It'd be a shame for me to not mention video games, as I've played thousands of hours over the years. Video games have brought me some of my closest friends and have helped me grow immensely (running a WoW guild is more like running a company than one would imagine).

    Lately, I've been playing a lot of:

  • Dota2 ( #NAdota )
  • Counter Strike: Global Offensive
  • Fallout
  • League of Legends
  • World of Warcraft (been getting back into Classic recently)
    💪 Sports/Fitness

    Having been an athlete my whole life, fitness and team sports are some of my favorite outlets for self-improvement and stress relief. Moving to the Bay Area has been great for my health, I've mainly been doing a lot of:

  • 🏐 Volleyball (weekly open gyms/tournies + sand courts at Stanford)
  • ⛰ Hiking (More local trails than anyone could count!)
  • 🏋 Weightlifting (Nonunique, but something I've been taking more seriously lately)
    More++

    I have so many interests (for better or for worse). Easily, the biggest thing I wish for is more time in the day to be able to get around to all of them.

  • 🎖️ Coaching/Mentoring (Volleyball, Speech & Debate, Tech)
  • 🚗 Working on my car (I bought it off a farm and rebuilt it over a summer!)
  • 📺 Anime (Favorites: Neon Genesis Evangelion, Jojo's Bizarre Adventure, Code Geass, Gurren Lagann, Megalobox, Haikyuu!, My Hero Academia)