In college, I wrote poetry in two languages: English and BASH. I quickly learned to submit my work to the right professors.
Since those days, communication amongst humans and machines has intrigued me. I was the kid that would chat with the AOL message bot and try to break it. Today I help people and businesses realize that technology is more than just a tool. It’s an extension of our personality and a means to connect.
That’s why I help clients build an online presence, grow communities through technology, and expand their reach through third party integrations.
For nearly a decade I’ve worked with massive corporations and individual artists, scuba gear chains and cupcake shops, law firms and fitness instructors. It may be an odd mix (like my degree in computer science and English), but I now know that mega-churches and anime-streaming websites have similar traffic patterns, doctors love the color blue, and how a page loads is more important than how fast.
* I am enamored with good design.
* I obsess over server performance.
* I delight in DevOps.
* I demand best practices.
* I prefer the pragmatic over the theoretical.
These experiences have moved me past the lauded title “full-stack developer” to the lands of Technology Officer and “full-stack integrator”. If you need more than someone who can juggle a LAMP stack, someone who can work outside the box or even outside the warehouse the box is in, then I’m your guy. Drop me a line on LinkedIn or at nicholasgarofalo.com.