I specialize in Fullstack Applications for
Discerning Clients



BalancedComp is a compensation managment platform for financial institutions.

I worked with BalancedComp to build a number of features including: CSV import/sync system, data aggregation system for complex analytics, performance enhancements and numerous other features in Rails 3

Technologies: Ruby, Rails 3, Postgres, jQuery, Coffeescript, HAML hosted on Heroku

BalancedComp Homepage

Homeward Healthcare

Homeward Healthcare delivers healthcare solutions that reduce readmissions, lower costs and improve patient care.

As a lead developer on the project I helped build major new features, mentor Jr developers and manage new products from concept to development to scaling in a production environment.

Technologies: Ruby, Rails 4, Postgres, jQuery, hosted on Google Compute Engine

Homeward Healthcare Homepage


ZeroCancel is an appointment reminder Saas platform.

I helped the ZeroCancel team develop numerous features for their telephony platform using Ruby on Rails. I also setup their entire server and database environment and refactored the codebase for scalability.

Technologies: Ruby 2.1, Rails 4.1, Postgres, jQuery, Twilio API, HAML hosted on Heroku

ZeroCancel Homepage


AuditPad software helps organizations easily identify and manage IT risks.

As the lead developer on the project, I built the entire minimal viable product with Ruby on Rails. I also contributed heavily to product development and strategic planning.

Technologies: Ruby, Rails 4, Postgres, and HAML

Auditpad Homepage


Alice.com is a CPG ecommerce platform founded in 2008.

As a member of the founding engineering team, I helped build 7 large ruby apps in 2 years. Some notable projects include: ecommerce website, product manager, reporting system, advertising platform, HTML email deployment system, API development and wrappers: Facebook API, GoodGuide API, local APIs for 3rd parties.

Technologies: Ruby, Rails 2.3, Sinatra, MySQL, jQuery, Open Flash Chart

Alice.com Homepage


Formlets is an online form building application.

I built the entire MVP, guided product development, crafted the schema and setup the entire system on Heroku.

Technologies: Ruby 2.1, Rails 4.1, Postgres, jQuery, Handlebars, HAML hosted on Heroku

Racks to Reels

Racks to Reels is a social photo-sharing site for outdoorsmen.

As the lead developer on the project, I helped build the entire social networking platform, construct the entire feature set, configure the search engine and manage Jr developers. I also contributed heavily to product development and strategic planning.

Technologies: Ruby, Rails 3, Postgres, Elasticsearch, S3, HAML hosted on Heroku

Racks to Reels Homepage


Ajungo is a social travel startup.

As a contractor, I helped them completely rebuild and refactor their Rails 2 codebase. I also performed a server audit and a database performance audit. Technologies: Ruby, Rails 2, MySQL, jQuery hosted on Linode


Faculte is an E-learning platform for creating dynamic and interesting classes and presentations.

As the Lead Developer, I built an Analytics product to show video heatmap densities as well user/view geolocation. I also managed a remote team in Romania and led the development of an HTML5-based application

Technologies: Ruby, Rails 3, MySQL, jQuery, HAML, Highcharts, Jvector Maps hosted on EC2

Faculte Homepage


TargetMobi is a mobile CRM Platform that leverages SMS to maintain customer relationships.

As a co-founder of TargetMobi, I helped concept, design, build and deploy the entire platform. I also setup the entire server environment from scratch on Linode.

Technologies: Ruby, Rails 3, MySQL, jQuery, Tropo API for SMS's hosted on Linode VPS

TargetMobi Homepage


Kidville is a global chain of kids play centers.

As a contractor, I helped them completely rebuild their CMS/platform in Rails 3 from the ground up. I also rebuilt their shopping cart and integrated it into the MindBodyOnline Booking API. I built a SOAP API wrapper to accomplish this. The code is located here.

Technologies: Ruby, Rails 3, MySQL, jQuery, SOAP hosted on EngineYard

Kidville.com Homepage

Nomad Anglers

Nomad Anglers is a boutique fly-fishing ecommerce site offering high quality fishing equipment, instruction and guided trips.

Built a custom Magento theme, setup hosting and migrated database. Developed customize features in PHP.

Technologies: Magento, PHP, MySQL and Javascript

Nomad Anglers Homepage


Intro to Chef

What is devops? What is server automation? What is Chef? This talk will cover the basics of creating and managing servers using Chef, a ruby-based library that can automate your infrastructure. Learn the basics of recipes, cookbooks, data bags, roles and how to leverage them. Discover how you can easily manage different types of servers using one simple code base. This talk will utilize chef-solo which is open source and freely available.

Ann Arbor Ruby Meetup - 7/29/2014

Download talk PDF - Chef setup Gist

About Me

Software craftsman in constant pursuit of quality engineering and solutions
Nick is a senior developer based in Ann Arbor, MI. He has core experience in Programming, Devops and Product Development with specialization in Ruby, Rails, MySQL, Postgres and JS. Some of the domains where he has the most experience: Data intensive applications, Ecommerce, prototyping, Saas, Social API's, Analytics, Finance and Health IT but can handle pretty much anything.


For project inquiries please send an email to: projects@featlabs.com