Nick Foden

Hello new friend!

šŸš§ This site (Gatsby) is 2+ years old. Debating what to build the 2021 version with. Next.js has been my solid goto for while now, but yeah thinking 11ty or maybe html or django or hmmmm.
Blogging @nickfoden.com

Iā€™m Nick.

I grew up in the California Bay Area and now live in New York. I like šŸ• s, solving problems, more šŸ¶ s also šŸ¢ s.

  • Javascript
  • node js
  • react js
  • redux js
  • graphql
  • github

Projects

  • Explore JS

    JavaScript and Css collaborative mentorship.

    Explore JS
  • Win Son Brooklyn

    Taiwanese american restaurant and bakery.

    Win Son Brooklyn
  • google-translate-client

    NPM package for google translate

    google-translate-client
  • useReactNYC

    Website 2.0 for NY's newest and most exciting React Meetup

    useReactNYC
  • Sustain Investing

    A community-driven investment fund

    Sustain Investing
  • Tommy's Cartoons

    View 500 days of Tommy's cartoons

    Tommy's Cartoons
  • Flash Fauna

    FaunaDB + React flashcards app

    Flash Fauna
  • wallplay network

    A marketplace for pop-up experiences

    wallplay network
  • Industrial & Commerical Operations Network

    The definitive tool for energy professionals

    Industrial & Commerical Operations Network
  • Foden Dev Blog

    Blogging up in here

    Foden Dev Blog

Tools

  • React,
  • Redux,
  • Node,
  • Express,
  • CSS Modules,
  • Typescript,
  • MongoDB,
  • Firebase,
  • Storybook,
  • Jest Testing,
  • Cypress Testing,
  • React Testing Library,
  • CircleCi,
  • Styled Components,
  • Sendgrid & Mailchimp APIs,
  • SanityIo,
  • MixPanel & GA Analytics,


Good Pod

  • The Bike Shed
  • React Podcast
  • Indie Hackers
  • Toolsday
  • The Console Log
  • exponent


Benefactions

  • NRDC
  • LIBERIA CHIMPANZEE RESCUE & PROTECTION
  • Nick on Kiva
  • Doctors Without Borders


About

Born and raised in Mountain View, CA (Before google took over the town), I went to html summer camps at Stanford as a kid and I have always been messing around on computers. I attended college in San Francisco, and was tweaking websites for friends and landing pages for different social networks. After college I moved to NYC to be closer to family.

I soon found a job with a design firm and absorbed more and more of their IT and accounting workload, enabling the firm to let go of IT contracts and consolidate the firm's backend needs.

In 2015, I was getting tired of consuming so many faulty websites and apps and kept seeing the limitations of the app or places where I wanted to tweak the app. Some times a small part of the design or other times want to add more robust features or want to even totally redo the app entirely. I wanted to really start creating and contributing, so I started to take MOOC's and follow various tutorials working mainly with Python and Ruby, building various projects, a sandwich tracker and some other small projects, but the magic was hidden behind gems and I wanted to really get into the nitty gritty, so end of 2016 decided to take a bigger step, kick this thing into gear for real.

I enrolled and worked through a javascript bootcamp program where I was paired with a senior developer(10+years experience) as a mentor to work on the MERN stack. After completing the curriculum I have built a half dozen SPA platforms that are currently in production. And joined some like minded folks as a technical cofounder of a sustainabilty focused investing app which we took through Startup School at Y Combinator.

When I'm not javascripting away or expanding my knowledge of Golang, you can find me rescuing animals with Unwanted NYC Pets, and cycling or running around NYC. To be honest I don't particularly enjoy writing own bios much. If you got this far I'll take you out for Banh Mi or a beer or who knows, heck I'll even help you move apartments if you need it. Hit me up !

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