Nicholas Christiny
Software Developer
Skills
Java
Ruby
JavaScript
SQL
MongoDB
PostgreSQL
Rails
React
HTML
CSS
webpack
AWS
Git
Linux
Sass
Projects
Watch This!

Solo project in software engineering apprenticeship. Film recommendation engine API built on a lightweight Rails-API MongoDB back end and React front end using webpack. Testing performed with Rspec and Mocha.

Chord Explorer

Five member group project for Dev Bootcamp. Single-page app deployed to Heroku in 8 days. It leverages JavaScript library Raphaël to render SVG images of guitar chords within AJAX partial views using data from a PostgreSQL back end.

Passionate about crafting quality software; Agile collaborator creating performant and accessible web experiences. 

Employment
IT Service Desk Technician
Chicago, TX
Echo Global Logistics
Aug. 2018 to Current

  • Troubleshooting Cisco systems, and various hardware and software configurations.
  • Active Directory, .NET Framework, Microsoft Exchange.
  • Monitor emerging issues &  collaborate closely with IT teams during emergencies.

  • Escalate and track issues via ServiceNow tickets.
Customer Hero
Chicago, IL
SpotHero Inc.
Apr. 2017 to Dec. 2017
  • Support mobile app at fast-based startup.
  • Work alongside Quality Assurance department to find root causes. 
  • Tailor technical details to aptitude level of audience. 
Apprentice Software Engineer
Chicago, IL
Jellyvision Inc.
Feb. 2016 to May 2016

  • Collaborate in sprint planning sessions and retrospectives with stakeholders.

  • Create internal company dashboard tool deployed via Amazon Web Services.

  • Build recommendation engine API with React and Rails -API and MongoDB.

AppleCare Support Advisor
Austin, TX
Apple Inc.
Nov. 2012 to May 2015

  • Train and mentor new advisors.
  • In position as contractor for Volt Workforce Solutions Dec 2011 to Oct 2012.

Account and Technical Service Representative
Austin, TX
Blizzard Entertainment Inc.
Jan. 2010 to Sept. 2011

  • Troubleshoot diverse operating systems, hardware and software configurations.

Front End Web Developer
Austin, TX
Harte-Hanks Inc.
Sept. 2009 to Dec. 2009

  • Design small business WordPress sites via client-facing consulting.

Education
Northeastern Illinois University
Current graduate student in computer science master's program.
Expected graduation date May 2020.
Dev Bootcamp Chicago
Accelerated web development and emotional intelligence. 2015
Pair programming, Agile, test-driven development.
University of Texas at Austin
B.S. Astronomy
Volunteer Experience
FreeGeek Chicago · Volunteer
2015 to Current

Non-profit community refurbisher of hardware, promoter of open-source software, and provider of free tech education to community. 

Dev Bootcamp Chicago · Peer Mentor
2016

Provide mentorship and guidance to students. Provide code reviews and thoughtful feedback to assist in computational thinking. Guide students to ask the correct questions when faced with a particular problem.