Me
Nicholas La Roux

Developer, Musician, 日本語の学生


About me

I'm a developer from the greater New York area. I moved to Ottawa, Canada to work at Shopify after graduating from Marist College in 2015.

Ruby, game dev, piano, coffee, longboarding, beer, the Japanese language, and PC gaming are a few things I'm super excited about.

Skills
Ruby
Rails
Linux
JavaScript
Databases

Work Experience

Full Stack Developer

Shopify Ottawa, Canada July 2015

Full stack Ruby on Rails and JavaScript based web development. Currently working on the future of reporting, data visualization, and data driven business insights.

Junior Developer

Juicyorange, LLC New York, USA November 2014 - May 2015

Full stack Ruby on Rails based web development. Bug fixing and open source validation.

Complete job history can be found on my LinkedIn | Resume

Education

Bachelor of Science (Cum Laude)

Marist College Poughkeepsie, NY August 2011 - May 2015

Major: Infomation Technology | Minor: Infomation Systems | Leader of Marist College Computer Society | Participant in and organizer of several Game Jams and Hackathons.

Portfolio

work
Positron

Node.js app I created for a hackathon. It analyzes your tweets for positive or negative sentiment using the Twitter api and HP's Haven on Demand apis.

Marist College Hackathon - Fall 2014

work
Cognitive Dissonance

Try it out! | Source

Cognitive Dissonance

The classic typing game reimagined for the web. I was the lead developer on this project. Home-rolled JavaScript.

Ludum Dare 29 - Spring 2014

Only works over HTTP, not HTTPS.

work
The Interrobanger

Website | Source

The Interrobanger

The Interrobanger is a micro browser extension that replaces instances of '!?' and '?!' with '‽', an interrobang. Available for most browsers.

Just for fun! - Winter 2013

Links to individual browser marketplaces on website .

work
Sonny Jim - Adventure Through Hyde Park

The classic text-based adventure reimagined for the web. I was the lead frontend designer and developer. IndieGames.com recognized us for this game!

Ludum Dare Asylum Jam - Fall 2013