About Me

Hi, I'm Nathan Friend. I live in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, Canada, although I'm originally from the States. In case you're not Canadian or have never read Anne of Green Gables, here's where PEI is:

Yep, it's actually an island. At least there's a bridge.

I recently accepted a job as a Senior Frontend Engineer at GitLab on the Release (Continuous Delivery) team, where I'll be building new features using JavaScript and Vue.js. Check out what I'm up to on my GitLab profile's activity page.

Before joining GitLab, I worked in both the agriculture and healthcare industries, primarily using Angular, TypeScript, Node, and .NET/C♯.

I received my bachelor's in Computer Science from Dordt University in Sioux Center, Iowa and am almost finished with just completed a Masters in Human-Computer Interaction from Iowa State University.

In my free time, I like to reinforce software engineer stereotypes by playing Ultimate Frisbee and working on side projects. I play the cello and do session work every chance I get. I enjoy confusing my brain by customizing my keyboard layout; check out this profile of me that the makers of my keyboard put together.

Oh, and no, I'm not an Australian rugby player.