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Hi, I’m Nick Urban – consultant and software engineer.

My greatest influences have been philosophy, literature, and meditation, as well as the can-do culture of startups and entrepreneurs.

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

Notable Activities

  • 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 a deep-web search tool and learning Spanish (2011-2012)
  • Defended a master's thesis on philosophy of technology at St. John's College (2011)

Interests

Singing, dancing, writing, thinking, health, design, travel, minimalism, philosophy, meditation, personal development