My name is Nick Schwaderer and I currently live in beautiful Cornwall in the UK.
I grew up in equally beautiful Superior, Montana in the United States, where I worked as a local journalist, sawmill employee, and two-term State Legislator before moving to the UK to work full time as a Ruby on Rails engineer at OceansHQ.
My day job involves solving problems for various government clients around the globe, building exciting new features for Maritime Administrations and maintaining a large flagship SaaS product. Check us out at OceansHQ
On my own time I enjoy unique challenges and work, so if you would like to hire me, feel free to get in touch.
I was brought on to OceansHQ in early 2016 as a full-time Ruby on Rails lead developer in house in Cornwall, England. Our client list is growing by the quarter and includes around half a dozen national governments, including the United Kingdom.
I spend most of my time working on the VesselHQ system, which allows Maritime Registries to do their work in the 21st Century with a self-hosted, top-of-the-line SaaS framework.
This work includes:
-Implementing feature requests and enhancements requested by our clients or in house using TDD principles
-Refactoring and profiling segments of code to improve performance and reliability
-Building out a suite of over 2,000 tests from scratch
-Bulk data migration during onboarding (from spreadsheets to databases to everything in between)
-Code reviewing pull requests from other developers at OceansHQ
These are the technologies I use everyday on side/personal projects or in my job.
- Ruby on Rails
- Bootstrap 3/ Bootstrap 4
- Sublime Text 2
Open Source Contributions:
Department of Defense (USA)
- CLI Ruby Application that allows power users of Amazon’s Mechanical Turk to fly through HIT Requests from the Terminal.
- Rails Application that renders real-time rankings on S&P 500’s Dividend Aristocrats based on current dividend yield
- Rails App that shows a ‘heat map’ for peak computer usage time on Plymouth University’s campus, along with current number of open seats by zone