Nathan hails from San Jose. While his work focuses on applied information science, mostly optimizing API integration or software development pipelines of both the length-limited and adaptive variants, his non-work interests range widely, everything from cryptopolitics to swing dancing. He could tell you about it, but THAT would NOT be a “length-limited” conversation!
Contractor at Western Digital
Contractor at Tesla Motors
I'm still relatively junior, and I jumped at the opportunity to work in established environments like Tesla and WD. Although the time I spent there was short, I was able to accomplish a lot.
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Nathan is thoughtful, scientific in his approach to solving problems. When talking with him at length it is apparent that he has a well rooted understanding of a broad range of topics from computer programming, cryptography, psychology, economics and governance to name a few. At the Silicon Valley Bitcoin Meetup we've come to find Nathan's questions of the presenters to be insightful, imaginative and interesting. He holds a genuine interest in helping humanity. It's always fun brainstorming with Nathan. I think Nathan would be the sort of person who would be good at leading an integration of DevOps techniques given his demonstrated experience with automating system builds with vagrant and his interest in Docker for automating speedy deployments of Internet infrastructure.
In the role of Network Manager, Nathan helped refine West General Acoustics' web presence, which resulted in increased sales and a broader market reach. We greatly benefitted from Nathan's expertise in handling all of our technical/network related tasks. His extensive knowledge base and experience is clearly an asset to any team.
Nathan had given me thorough tutoring in calculus and helped me pass my final!
I've been meeting Nathan at Bitcoin meetups in Sunnyvale. I was impressed by how fast Nathan pickups up new technologies to get stuff done - both for his work projects and for personal use. Nathan is also a good teacher when it comes to explaining technology to the less savvy.