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Hi, I’m Nick Urban – Startup CTO, singer, meditator, and student of philosophy and religion.

My greatest influences have been Greek philosophy, existentialism, Buddhism, and phenomenology; romantic, mystical, and modernist poetry; as well as the can-do culture of startups and entrepreneurs.

See my résumé, GitHub, LinkedIn, StackOverflow, or send me an email.

Notable Activities

  • Co-founded TalentWall, a recruiting software company (June 2016)
  • Presented at TAO Ignite v7 about philosophy of technology (March 2016)
  • Spoke at PDX Ruby about how to improve Rails projects as a consultant (Jan 2016)
  • Performed principle roles in PSU Opera Scenes: Seneca in of Coronation of Poppea and Ford in Falstaff (Dec 2015)
  • Founded Arch Digital, a software consultancy based in Portland, OR (June 2015)
  • Sr. Consultant at ThoughtWorks – DevOps Tech Lead, organizational transformation (Feb 2014 - June 2015)
  • Chief Engineer at Bespoke Post – built custom e-commerce platform, web site, and online store; optimized sales funnel and SEO (2012-2014)
  • Gave 6 speeches and presided over a 50-person meeting of Manhattan Toastmasters (2013)
  • Spent a year in Argentina building search tools and learning Spanish (2011-2012)
  • Defended a master's thesis on philosophy of technology at St. John's College (2011)


Singing, dancing, writing, thinking, philosophy, religion, meditation, social development.