Hi, I'm Nick Narsing.

I'm a full-stack web developer based in Portland, Oregon.
I go by soren121 on the web.

I have 7+ years of professional experience building scalable APIs and webapps, using PHP, Node.js, and React, to realize the potential of the next big idea.

I graduated with a B.Sc. in Computer Science from the University of Georgia, class of 2018.

Current and Past Projects

Yodel

A discontinued third-party Yik Yak app for Windows Phone, written in JavaScript with WinJS. At its peak, the app had more than 30,000 users.

LightBlogGithub

A lightweight PHP/MySQL blogging platform, intended as an alternative to WordPress on free or shared hosting.

TurtleduckGithub

A chat bridge between Minecraft and Telegram that lets players send messages in-game to offline moderators via Telegram. Moderators' replies in Telegram are forwarded back to the in-game chat.

WGamemode2Github

A plugin for Spigot Minecraft servers that allows server operators to define WorldGuard regions with automatic gamemode enforcement, such as creative-only zones.

Work Experience

Lead Software Engineer at Wit Labs (May 2018 - present)

We make Wit, a white-labeled platform for fan engagement activations in sports and entertainment.

  • I created, and remain responsible for maintaining, the entire Wit platform, including the core API, the consumer-facing webapp, the management console for brands, and our AWS cloud infrastructure.
  • I developed & published the Wit Video Contests app for Android on the Google Play Store.

Lead Software Engineer at Manki Business (June 2017 - present)

Manki Business is a small, versatile consulting firm that specializes in web and iOS development.

  • I specialize in making efficient web applications in both PHP and Node.js & React to meet our clients' exacting specifications.
  • I've realized products for clients such as UCSF, DonorUP, The Vendry, The Rounds, Bedtime, and Tote, among others.
  • For multiple clients, I singularly took over early, incomplete development from other vendors and delivered scalable, production-ready applications.

Lead Backend Developer at Friendsy (June 2015 - May 2017)

Friendsy is a social meetup & dating app exclusively for college students.

  • My responsibilites included developing new API features for our mobile apps, maintaining & scaling our infrastructure on AWS, and optimizing legacy code.
  • In two weeks, I overhauled the devops infrastructure and optimized core parts of the backend, resulting in a 500% decrease in app loading times.
  • I developed a number of internal tools to help my coworkers and myself manage the Friendsy platform easily and more efficiently.