Meet the Team: QLer Nick

Nick, our next Meet the Team series QLer highlight, lives and works in Youngstown, Ohio. He graduated from Youngstown State University with a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science. Nick became interested in computers in middle school and was soon immersed in the world of AOL progz. Soon he was learning to program in VB and creating small websites based around his interests. His last few years were spent working for a startup in Youngstown. Nick began hacking with the team in 2012 and officially joined the team in October 2013. When he's not working, Nick enjoys contributing to open source software, photography/videography, vintage motorcycles, and amateur radio.

What is one of your favorite quotes?

"Suck in that life man, you only come this way once." – My Grandfather

What is your favorite form of exercise?

I came up with my own workout routine that involves doing push ups while unit tests are running.

What is your favorite thing to eat?

A pepperoni & banana pepper pizza with a Mountain Dew Code Red to drink. I would eat pizza every day of my life if it wouldn’t kill me.

What is your favorite game?

I've been exclusively playing Counter Strike: Source since 2006. You can find me on Get pwned.

What is your favorite time of day?

I thrive in the nighttime. I've been on a solid sleep schedule of waking up at noon and going to bed around 4 a.m.

What is your favorite time of year?

Autumn. Leaves, mild temperature, Halloween. Perfection.

What is your favorite guilty pleasure movie?

The Devil Wears Prada. Don't judge me.

What songs are included on the soundtrack to your life?

The Bled – Sound Of Sulfur Nirvana – Drain You Hot Water Music – Where We Belong Elliott Smith – Twilight Further Seems Forever – Snowbirds And Townies

What is one of your "bucket list" items?

Drive around the country for six months taking photos.

The best part of waking up is…?

Hitting the snooze button every ten minutes for an hour. I have alarms set from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. to get me up at noon. For real: