Nicholas Knudson

BS at The Ohio State University

Computer Engineering, 2013

Bio

Self-proclaimed schemer, hacker, inventor, entrepreneur, modern-day Renaissance man. I enjoy making things and breaking things. If I break something, I fix it better. Talk is cheap, but conversation is priceless. Ideas are a dime a dozen, but execution is rare - good execution even more so.

Work History

2012 present
ElectionSoft Contract Developer
  • Android / iPhone application for volunteer management of political campaigns.
  • Tech: Java (Android), Objective-C (iOS), Javascript (Titanium SDK), Ruby (Ruby on Rails), Javascript (CoffeeScript, jQuery, Backbone) on AWS
2011 present
uTaP CTO

– Android / iPhone application for location-based messaging – Tech: Java (Android), Objective-C (iPhone), PHP, RoR, Javascript (coffeescript, jQuery) on VPS

2011 present
ChatKong CTO

– Realtime pub/sub chat system and analytics engine for eCommerce platforms – Tech: NodeJS (Express, Faye, Jade), RoR, oAuth (openID, FB, Twitter, Google), RedisIO, Javascript (coffeescript, jQuery) on AWS – Team from Startup Weekend Columbus, OH

2010 2011
The Samraksh Company Programmer
  • Ported the .NET MicroFramework to ARM Cortex-M3 processing architecture

  • Wrote HAL drivers (GPIO, timers, SPI, I2C, USB, radio, etc) and PAL drivers (log-structured file system, radio stack, etc)

  • Board layout and design (eagle), low-power applications

  • Automated testing framework for embedded systems (C#, Windows Powershell) combining OpenOCD, GDB, logic analyzer, MSBuild

2007 present
Nick A. Knudson Web Design & Engineering Lead Programmer
  • Columbus, OH Self-Employed - Lead Programmer (June 2007 - present)
  • Manage small business in a professional manner; gather clients (10), manage employees (2), handle finances
  • Design, build, and implement custom eCommerce and Databasing applications
  • Work closely with clients to establish individual needs in a polite and friendly manner
  • Abbreviated portfolio: http://votenickandemily.com, http://dimarcoandassociates.com, http://nwcurology.com
2007
dynamIt Technologies Programmer
  • Wrote custom code (primarily PHP, AJAX, CSS, HTML, MySQL) in eCommerce and Databasing applications
  • Worked closely with clients; learned how to program as part of a team

Education

Sep 2009 May 2013

Fields of Study

  • Computer Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering

Skills

  • .NET
  • AJAX
  • Algorithms
  • Analog/digital Electronics
  • Antenna
  • Assembly
  • AutoCAD
  • Autodesk
  • Automated Testing
  • AWS
  • Backbone.js
  • C
  • C#
  • C++
  • CSS
  • Control Systems
  • Deployment
  • Drivers
  • Dsp
  • Ecommerce
  • Embedded Systems
  • FPGA
  • GIS
  • Git
  • HTML
  • I2C
  • Imaging
  • Imaging Software
  • Inventor
  • Java
  • JavaScript
  • Linux
  • Logistics
  • MATLAB
  • Microcontrollers
  • Microsoft Office
  • MySQL
  • Node.js
  • Oscilloscope
  • PHP
  • Postgres
  • Project Manager
  • Python
  • RF
  • Ruby
  • Ruby on Rails
  • SQL
  • Spi
  • Statistics
  • Unix/linux
  • Usb
  • Verilog
  • Visio
  • Wireless
  • Wireless Communication
  • jQuery

Volunteer Work

  • Adopt-a-school