My name is Nicholas Crandall. I'm a 20 something programmer specializing in web development using Rails. My past experience includes a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science from Brigham Young University (class '11). For the past several years I have worked as both a contract and freelance developer. Most of my prior work includes PHP and PHP Frameworks such as Wordpress, Cake, Zend, etc. Recently I made the switch to Ruby and Rails development and I haven't looked back since. I'm very passionate about Rails and the Rails community.
Entrepreneurship is important to me. Before, during, and after college I have found myself dreaming about running my own company and providing a valuable service to the masses. The road has been long and arduous with few real successes, but I continue to push forward and build products. I could have taken the easy route by working full time, buying a house, and settling in with shiny / expensive toys, but I have never felt content with that lifestyle. As such is the case, I find myself living a very modest lifestyle giving myself as much runway to work on my side projects as possible.
There have been many people who have helped me out along the way. I would not be here without the help of others. If you are looking to follow a similar path, struggling to learn Rails, or feel I can help you in any way please contact me!