My name is Nicholas Dobie

I am a web designer and developer.

Me in a Nutshell

  • Grew up in southern Minnesota
  • Taught myself web development when I was 13
  • Always enjoy a learning new and exciting things








Other Languages

  • Babel
  • CoffeeScript
  • Embedded Ruby
  • ECMAScript 6
  • Haml
  • io.js
  • Java
  • Less
  • MongoDB
  • MySQL
  • PostgreSQL
  • Redis
  • Sass
  • SVG
  • SQLite
  • Twig


  • Android
  • AngularJS
  • Backbone.js
  • Bootstrap
  • Compass
  • Doctrine
  • Drupal
  • Ember.js
  • Express
  • Foundation
  • jQuery
  • KendoUI
  • Mustache
  • Ruby on Rails
  • Snap.svg
  • SVG.js
  • WordPress


  • Adobe Creative Cloud
  • Amazon Web Services
  • Apache
  • Chef
  • Git
  • SVN


Social Stream

Social Stream was built as a way for Gustavus to aggregated social media accounts all across campus to provide a quick and easy place for everyone to see what was happening on campus. The system currently supports Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Flickr, YouTube, and RSS accounts that can easily be added through an administration panel. A flexible API was built onto the project to make it easy to use the pulled social media activity into other places on the website.

Social Stream


Doing It Right

7 October 2015

At work this week I had an interesting conversation about the right way to code a project. Was it better to reduce the amount of code needed for dependencies or was more code better if it simplified the dependency tree?

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Contact Me

If you have a project you'd like me to collaborate on please feel free to contact me.