Nathan Basanese, Bitcoin Developerlinkedin icon


Technical Experience

Western Digital-Mountain View, CA

January 2015

Build Engineer Contractor

  • Helped iron out some small networking issues in Vagrant.
  • IN PROGRESS: Teach development team about new virtualized environments via screencasts, screensharing, and pair programming.
  • TO DO: Source-control configuration management via SaltStack and Pillar for staging, test, build, and local deployment environments.
  • TO DO: Set up Murder Bittorrent Sync.

Tesla Motors-Palo Alto, CA

December 2014 - January 2015

Build Engineer Contractor

  • Set up puppet-provisioned vagrant sandbox. Team has yet to begin serious use, but it will come.
  • Source-controlled 2 codebases.
  • Minor build-script debugging.
  • Set up async. pre-receive validation git hook (this was as simple as using a Stash plugin), async post-receive validation git hook, and fabric script for jshint (warn-only).
  • Automated branching strategy with shell script, later with LibGit2 bindings (not yet in serious use).
  • Set up merge-revert procedure that would allow a transparent un-merge and re-opening of a pull-request without zapping the diff.
  • Specced out Copy-on-Write (muck with pointers instead of tarballs) replication, and server requirements for same. Scripted.

Bitwage-Sunnyvale, CA

September 2014 - October 2014


  • Set up shell-provisioned vagrant build system.
  • Set up a really frustrating AML/KYC API on a short schedule.
  • Started incremental refactoring.
  • Note: Not really employed there, just sort of helpin' out.

37coins-San Jose, CA

May 2014 - July 2014

Software Development Contractor

  • Set up continuous integration system, packaged Android app release, and supported templating scheme for localization.
  • Furthered ease of multisig. implementation by helping to draft and present article on the Married Wallets "meta-standard".
  • Handled technical support for other programmers.

TeraRAM-Milpitas, California

January 2012 - March 2013

Chief Information Officer

  • Maintained company security, set up the usual data management systems, and added Ebay and Amazon sales channels, the latter of which failed abysmally.
  • Set up inventory control and testing regimen.

West General Acoustics-San Jose, CA

April 2009 - January 2013

Technical Vice President

  • Changed business model by increasing volume of national and materials-only sales to >50%.
  • Designed & developed, scripted, and trained for our Customer Relationship Management system.
  • Centralized fileserver, hosting, and backup services.
  • Began document control program.

StarVista-San Mateo, California

May 2011 - August 2011

Website Contractor

  • Technical lead for rebranding and the rapid setup of a new website.


West Valley College-Saratoga, CA

January 2010 - Present

Associate of Science, pending, Computer and Information Systems - Unix Specialty

Associate of Science, pending, Computer and Information Systems - Java Specialty


  • West Valley College Computer Science Club: helped with the movement code for our Arduino robot.

Schoolcraft College-Ann Arbor, MI

August 2008 - December 2009

Aquinas College-Grand Rapids, MI

August 2006 - June 2007

University of Michigan-Dearborn, MI

August 2003 - June 2005

Additional Qualifications

Computer Knowledge:

Computer Programming:

  • Bitcoin
  • Emacs