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.

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I've had the pleasure of working with Nick on a number of different projects, and have found him to be in the top 5% of all technologist with whom I've worked. He takes his role in projects quite seriously, aiming to consistently deliver above expectations. Nick is a great communicator, and truly understands the intersection of technology & business - helping his clients to tangibly improve their position in the marketplace and positively impact their bottom-line. I would highly suggest Nick in any technologist role - from an implementor role, to project leader or architect.

Michael Richardson - Technical Architect & Product Managemer

Nick's skill at leveraging open source for the benefit of growing businesses maps nicely to our user group, really knowing the right tool or technique for the task at hand. We can all take pointers from his fluency in high-performance Drupal plus being able to attract and sustain enterprise-level clients. He’s a good juggler too: between work, home life, and building up the image of his home town. I’ve never seen his motorcycle but if it’s in the league of all the rest, that’s good enough for me.

John P. Weiksnar - Futurist

Excellent Drupal/PHP developer and web server administration skills. Top notch skills and knowledge.

Fred Tranfield - UI/UX Web Developer

Nick is an exceptional web developer and businessman. Having worked with him and operated a company with him as well, I can tell you that his detail oriented manner along with his passion for web development make him a excellent person for your new website creation.

Joshua Morgan

I have turned to him for help on numerous occasions. His programming skills along with his well rounded knowledge of Computer Science complement his problem solving ability. Nick has the creative ability to think outside of the box, making him an excellent programmer.

Josh Johnson - Information Security Analyst

Nick is an absolute joy to work with. He commands a depth of development knowledge that makes him indispensable in projects large and small, and is one of the easiest people to work with that I've ever met. Any time I have a complex project or difficult development head scratcher, I know I can give Nick a ring, and I'll be on the right path in no time. I couldn't recommend him more highly!

Matthew Leonard - Senior Digital Developer

Nicholas is an extremely detail oriented and high quality, code efficient developers I've ever met. His coding abilities in multiple platforms, his dedication to completion of a project, and his long term experience on both big and small projects make him invaluable to the company. Nicholas has great skill working a problem through and finding a solutions where others fail.

Stephen Gardner - SEM Specialist