About Me


Languages: English / Spanish

Development: Ruby on Rails, HTML / CSS, Javascript

Age: 20 Something

Location: Palo Alto, CA

Contact: web, @ndcrandall, github, LinkedIn


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.

Giving Back

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!