Nate Clark

Nate Clark

Full-stack Javascript Jedi




A full-stack Javascript developer/mentor with more than 10 years experience building scalable web applications.

Work Experience

Work Experience

  • Full-stack Developer / Team Lead / Remote workerTwin Technologies

    Apr, 2016 - Present

    Responsible for a contractor team, leading the development of multiple React / NodeJs driven applications and services.

    • Worked directly with Under Armour development teams on their ecommerce site, https://www.underarmour.com

    • Contributed to a vast Javascript ecosystem and actively deployed changes to production through CI/CD pipepline

    • In addition to task work, also performed code reviews and assisted team with architecture decisions

    • Implemented Slack bots to automate status and pull request reports

    • Helped bring existing ecommerce site into WCAG / ADA compliance

    • Contributed to Apple Pay integration project

    • Gained familiarity with React patterns and practices on an already very familiar understanding of client/server js

    • Fully committed to remote work and the communication surrounding that environment

  • UX Architect & Javascript Player/CoachIgnitionOne

    Oct, 2010 - Apr, 20165 years 6 months

    Responsible for several micro teams, leading the development of multiple Angular / NodeJs driven applications.

    • Strong background in Javascript using the following frameworks AngularJs, NodeJs, ExpressJs, Bootstrap

    • Implemented the conversion of legacy applications to Angular driven SPA

    • Conducted several Angular and NodeJs bootcamps for junior developers. Prefer to show others how rather than telling them to figure it out.

    • Provided boilerplate Node.Js project that stood as the foundation for all new development

    • Introduced html and css precompilers to improve both quality and remove bloat

    • Wrapped development build process and deploys into a pretty little bow with Grunt/Gulp

    • Responsible for rapid proof of concept and prototyping of mocks for Product evaluation

    • DRY code evangelist

    • Directed a geographically dispersed team of web developers

    • Advocate micro service architecture. Do one thing simply and efficiently

    • Participate in upfront design meetings: brainstorming, gathering requirements, white-boarding

    • Interface with graphic designers and developers to streamline work and ensure delivery of design vision

    • Establish design and usability patterns for team

    • Address usability concerns early on in SDLC

    • Led the charge (and won the war) for the strict support of evergreen browsers only

    • Successfully delivered 3 core application redesigns with micro teams and equivalently small timelines

  • Software Engineer I-IIIOEConnection

    Sep, 2008 - Oct, 20102 years 1 month

    C#, ASP.Net web developer driving UI refresh of fordparts.com

    • Manage proxy between services and front end

    • Provide asynchronous means of data refreshing

    • Core contributor to fordparts.com

    • Implemented several third party jQuery plugins to achieve a modern interface

  • Database DeveloperOEConnection

    Jul, 2006 - Sep, 20082 years 2 months

    Database development including scripting, stored procedure generation, data structure creation and optimization.

    • Optimizing/creating the CRUD procedures for service developers

    • Providing a tsql style guide and enforced the use of it

    • Introduced patterns and practices that saved DBAs time and effort during deployments

  • VB.Net and MSSQL DeveloperHealthcare Consulting Benefits Review

    Sep, 2004 - Jul, 20061 year 10 months

    Small insurance consulting company DBA and WinForms developer.

    • Responsible for audit platform that lead to the company being purchased by Xerox in 2006

    • Data-mined and queried large data sets to find financial loss patterns

    • Coupled database work with a WinForm application to visually display points of interest

    • Integrated SSRS (SQL Server Reporting Services)



  • Team Technical Leadership
    AgileSCRUMStandupsAssumes positive intentBe hungryBe humble
  • AngularJs
    SPAui-routerdirectivescontrollersfactoriesservicesconfigAngular 1.x
  • React
    Pure componentsReact routerComponentize all the things!
  • NodeJs
    ExpressJs 3.x/4.xMEANnpmBunyan
  • RESTful services
    JSONSwaggerAWS S3SwipePaypalStormpathLoggly
  • Leveraging PaaS/SaaS
    AWSHerokuDigitalOceanTutumDocker HubCircleCITravisCIbitHound
  • Build Tools
    GulpGruntBabelBowerWebpackYeomanStatics/CSS/Html Minification
  • Databases
  • I <3 these Js libraries
  • HTML5
    RWDJadeDustSemantic driveni18nSEOCDNOpenGraph
  • CSS3
  • OS Experience


  • Computer Science, Bachelor's, Ohio Northern University

    Sep, 1999 - May, 2004



  • eslint-config-n8io , NPM

    Published on: Oct 20, 2016

    An opinionated eslint configuration for backend and frontend development

  • tractor-pulls , NPM

    Published on: Oct 11, 2016

    A node app built to pull the open PRs for a given team (GitHub org).

  • fantasydata-api , NPM

    Published on: Aug 01, 2014

    A clean and complete nodejs wrapper for the FantasyData.com api

  • n8io , Blog

    Published on: Aug 09, 2015

    Coding revelations for the efficient coder

  • Public Repositories , Github

    Published on: Jul 31, 2012

    Tinkering and open source forks

  • Public Gists , Github

    Published on: Jul 31, 2012

    Safe keeping for important, but seldomly used scripts



  • Teaching others

    Coding patternsJavascript frameworksAngularJsNodeJs
  • Contributing to open source projects

    ChanceJsFantasyData APIGithub
  • What is Nate learning right now?

  • Bleeding edge tech and tech gear

    Raspberry PiAndroidGoogle FanboyHome automation