About Nick

Hello! I’m Nick Wertzberger, and I’m from Omaha, NE. I am really into testing, I care a lot about readable code, and am passionate about software architecture. I write software that expands the impact of the people who use it.

At my day job, I am currently developing optimization software for the railroad, as well as doing a smattering of data science work, as the need arises.

You can reach out to me via the following:

Below is my online CV.

Credentials I have

  • Deep Learning Certification via Coursera.org (I love coursera)
  • Master’s Degree in Computer Science, Artificial Intelligence Concentration from the University of Nebraska, Omaha
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Engineering from the University of Nebraska, Lincoln

Things I’ve Done

Artificial Intelligence and Operations Research Stuff

  • Developed parts of a system for optimizing operations in rail yards.

Infrastructure Stuff

  • Architected and Developed and released automated database change management pipeline using Liquibase, Jenkins, and custom sql validation logic (ANTLR grammar stuff, not just regexes) for managing hundreds of database schemas.
  • Designed and Developed application templates and shared libraries for faster development of internal spring-boot based applications using Yeoman (used in hundreds of internal code bases).
  • Architected and Developed dynamic database schema placement engine for on demand creation of new schemas.
  • Architected and Developed high availability software hosting platform and deployment engine, with automatic restore on deploy failure for hosting over 10,000 heterogeneous java instances.
  • Architected and Developed high throughput (50,000 logs/s) enterprise logging solution

Other stuff

Things I did a very long time ago
  • Developed air traffic control software
  • Developed prototype graphical programming interface for an educational robot
Current “regular use” Languages
  • Java
  • Python
  • Typescript
  • Bash
  • SQL
Languages I do things in occasionally
  • C
  • C++
  • C#
  • ANTLR
  • Scala
  • Groovy
  • Coldfusion
  • Kotlin
  • Perl
  • Ruby
  • PHP
  • Anything that makes sense*

Once upon a time I was really into embedded software, as well. There’s still some ATmega chips hiding in my basement.