Nick Holden

Hi!

I’m Nick, a software developer based out of San Diego. I’ve always had an interest in programming, and since I completed UC Berkeley’s Agile Development Using Ruby on Rails professional certificate program in 2014, I’ve been hooked on optimizing for programmer happiness and convention over configuration. Today, I'm a developer at Real HQ, and I spend a whole lot of my free time learning about new tech and working on side projects.

You can reach me at nick.r.holden@gmail.com.

Projects

DiffAlert

Demo
GitHub

Get email or Slack alerts when specific files in your GitHub repositories change.

Screenshot of DiffAlert

Tools

Back end: Ruby, Rails, Mailgun, GitHub webhooks, Slack API
Front end: HTML, CSS, Javascript
Testing: Rspec, FactoryGirl, VCR

San Diego Apartments

Demo
GitHub

Gathers data on available San Diego apartments and alerts subscribers to changes.

Screenshot of San Diego Apartments

Tools

Back end: Ruby, Rails, Mailgun, Heroku Scheduler
Front end: HTML, CSS, Javascript
Testing: Rspec, FactoryGirl

Run Gear Planner

Demo
GitHub

Combines local weather data with your preferences to recommend clothes for your next run.

Screenshot of Run Gear Planner

Tools

Javascript, HTML, CSS

jbbrd

Demo
GitHub

A simple, responsive job board that's fast and easy for board adminstrators, job seekers, and employers.

Screenshot of jbbrd

Tools

Back end: Ruby, Rails
Front end: HTML, CSS, Javascript
Testing: Rspec, FactoryGirl, Cucumber, Capybara

MIT Course Catalog Parser

Demo
GitHub

Gathering information from the MIT Course Catalog isn't easy. This app generates a clean HTML table with information about classes for a given course and term.

Screenshot of MIT Course Catalog Parser

Tools

Back end: Ruby, Sinatra, Nokogiri
Front end: HTML, CSS

Drupal Batch User Creator

GitHub

Need to create a bunch of new users for your Drupal website? This script takes usernames, passwords, and other information from a CSV and creates them in a fraction of the time it would take to do so manually and without the need to install any Drupal modules.

Screenshot of Drupal Batch User Creator

Tools

Ruby, Capybara, Selenium WebDriver