Passionate CTO & Ruby on Rails developer
Hello, I'm Nicolas, a seasoned CTO and Ruby on Rails developer based in Bristol, UK.
With over two decades of hands-on experience, I've journeyed through the tech landscape, crafting innovative software solutions for ambitious startups, scale-ups, and established enterprise giants.
Back in 2011, I embarked on an entrepreneurial adventure with my wife, Nat. We founded CookiesHQ, a software consultancy that we nurtured from a fledgling idea into a robust 15-person team, achieving seven-figure revenues.
Fast forward to 2021, our dream materalised and our consultancy was aquired by one of our customers, leading to an acquisition that marked a new chapter in my career.
Today, I'm at the forefront of pioneering age tech with Amba, driving technological breakthroughs that promise a better future for our senior community.
My passion for tech leadership extends beyond Amba. As a CTO in residence at SetSquared Bristol and an advisor to burgeoning agencies and consultancies, I dedicate my expertise to fostering growth and innovation in others.
Join me as I continue to explore the frontiers of technology, building bridges between ideas and real-world impact.
What I do
In everything I do, I aim to blend technological innovation with practical business strategy, driving not just technical excellence but also meaningful impact.
- CTO Leadership at Amba
- At the helm of technology at Amba, I steer the company's tech vision towards innovative solutions in age tech. My role involves not just leading the tech team but also aligning technology strategies with broader business goals, ensuring that our digital solutions enhance the lives of the elderly and their caregivers.
- Ruby on Rails Development
- With a passion deeply rooted in Ruby on Rails, I apply my extensive experience to build robust, scalable, and efficient applications. Whether it's developing new features, optimizing existing systems, or consulting on best practices, I bring a wealth of knowledge to every project, ensuring high-quality and innovative software solutions.
- Entrepreneurial Journey
- Having co-founded and scaled a software consultancy, I bring a unique perspective to the table, blending technical expertise with entrepreneurial acumen. This journey has equipped me with insights on growing a tech business from the ground up, managing teams, and navigating the challenges of entrepreneurship.
- Community Engagement
- Passionate about sharing knowledge and fostering community growth, I actively engage in mentorship, speak at industry events, and contribute to tech discussions, aiming to inspire and educate the next generation of tech enthusiasts.
- Building Courses
- Starting 2024 I'll channel my expertise and years of experience into creating comprehensive and insightful courses for developers and tech leaders. These courses are designed to share knowledge in web development, particularly Ruby on Rails, and leadership in the tech industry. My aim is to provide practical, real-world insights and skills, empowering learners to elevate their own projects and careers.
- I offer consulting services to tech companies and startups. My focus is on guiding them through growth challenges, technological pivots, and innovation strategies. I help clients streamline processes, enhance team performance, and integrate cutting-edge technologies. My approach is rooted in a deep understanding of both the technical and business sides of tech companies, ensuring that my advice is not only technically sound but also strategically aligned with business goals.