Nicolas S. Montanaro
Aspiring software craftsman

About

Currently pursing a B.S. in computer science at the Rochester Institute of Technology. Starting off a freshman studying finance, I found I much preferred spending my time trying to understand Super Nintendo game programming than stock numbers.

After a year and a half of formal instruction in computer science I began working at Intel in California. While there I attended Viking Code School to up my programming abilities, and completed a couple of side projects.


Contact information


Work history


Full stack developer

mySpiderweb, Rochester, NY (remote)
May 2016 - September 2016


Software application engineer

Intel, Santa Clara, CA
January 2016 - 2016


Computer science lab student lab instructor

Rochester Institute of Technology
August 2014 - January 2015


Computer science ambassador

Rochester Institute of Technology
March 2014 - January 2015


Projects


Kohaku

Technologies used: Ruby, Faraday


Recipe Book

Technologies used: Ruby, Rails, Bootstrap, HTML5, CSS3, SASS, Angular.js


August & Alice: A Love Story

Technologies used: LÖVE framework, Lua, Photoshop

From a user review:

Alice & August, by nic, is something like Dear Esther in its design. We are given a series of rooms to wander between, with each one bringing us a little closer to understanding our relationship to the absent other. Another very interesting choice is the lack of animation: the avatar is a still sprite, sliding through a maze. At times, however, we have to cross a long, featureless hallway and without animation to give us a sense of the passage of time we become anxious. Our anxiety — as to whether time is passing in a meaningful way at all, or whether the game has crashed — mirrors the protagonist’s anxiety after their own life spiraled out of control.


Activities


Student at Viking Code School

February 2015 - August 2015


Vice President of Phi Kappa Psi, New York Theta chapter

February 2014 - January 2015