I’m fast approaching 20 years’ worth of professional experience in the Software Engineering industry. My first tech job was as a Junior Web Developer for a small firm back in 2005, while most recently I was VP of Platform Architecture for a London/Miami Fintech startup until February 2023 when I went self-employed.

I’d love to help you with:

  • Service Oriented Architecture (including when not to do it)
  • Highly available and resilient architectures (including when you don’t need them)
  • Next.js applications—with either the Pages or the new ‘App’ Router
  • Next.js performance optimisation
  • Next.js Search Engine Optimisation
  • Electron desktop app creation, security, hardening, packaging and distribution
  • Git(hub) workflows for teams of all sizes
  • Creating Vercel marketplace integrations
  • Continuous Integration/Delivery adoption
  • Working with Artificial Intelligence LLMs like ChatGPT
  • Integrating with OpenAI’s LLM APIs (GPT-3, GPT-3.5-turbo, GPT-4)
  • MySQL or PostgreSQL setup
  • Supabase setup, authentication, configuration and best practices
  • Building, operating and tuning Kafka clusters
  • JavaScript, TypeScript, Rust or Kotlin issues
  • External peer reviews of new pull requests or features
  • Codebase audits, with the primary language ideally being one listed above

In some cases I may also take on hands-on development work. In any case, all of my contact details across various platforms can be found on this page. I’m looking forward to hearing from you.

— Nick