Hi there! My name is Nic Young and I am Software Engineer. I live and work from beautiful Denver, Colorado (which also happens to be my hometown). I started my career many years ago working in the backend of the web stack mainly in Python. Recently, I have been working completely in the frontend of the stack mainly with React.
Apart from computers I love spending time with my wife and 2 dogs. I also enjoy hiking, brewing (and enjoying) beer, hockey and writing. I am always trying to channel my inner Dale Cooper in all aspects of my life and I always try to come up with witty puns (though I am pretty bad at it).
Burgundy Rainbow - I helped co-found this site after our previous community was taken over by a hostile managing editor. We are slowly becoming the biggest fan run Avalanche hockey blog on the interwebs. We have a Discord server too, come join us!
Co-Chapter Leader for Operation Code Denver - Operation Code is a non-profit organization that helps veterans, military spouses and pretty much anyone launch careers in software development by helping them learn to code and providing mentorship. I am co-chair of the local Denver chapter which helps run local hackathons and meetups as well as local mentorship.
Algorithms - This was a repo I orginally started when I was struggling with my algorithms course. It seems there was a demand for this kind of educational repo as I received tons of PR's and issues. I reviewed all PR's personally and added auto generated documention and CI pipeline for this project.
Python Morsels - I created this for common Python patterns that I wanted documented as I kept coming across them.
Micro Compiler - This was a micro compiler that I wrote from scratch for my compilers course.
Universal Compiler - This was also for my compiler course, but is an implementation of a more complete compiler.
Array Size - A project I created when I was working as a Systems Administrator to help me figure out array sizes with different RAID configurations.