Nick Zaccardi

Nick Zaccardi

Senior Software Engineer

I earned a Bachelors of Science in Aeronautics from the University of North Dakota, one of the best aviation schools in the country.  With the exception of a few undergraduate courses in computer science, I have learned everything I know about software development from nearly 15 years of self-motivated discovery.

I have three main responsibilities at Level 12:
  1. ensure that my team is well equipped to deliver value to our customers
  2. personally deliver value
  3. push our team to do both of those things better.

I enjoy doing all of that with a smile and laughter as much as possible.


Do you deserve a geek badge? Why or why not?

Likely. When you laugh at jokes about base 2 math, you deserve a badge.

What’s your favorite bumper sticker?


What would you do if you didn’t have to work?

Garden & be a chef… I do that regardless, I would just do more of it.

What do you miss most about being a child?

My mom’s cooking.

What do you like most about your job? What do you like least?

I like making the computer do what I tell it…. and I hate when it doesn’t listen.

What’s one of your favorite websites?

Any site which has interesting content. Hacker News tends to get me to those sites most frequently.

What’s your favorite quote?

Most things by Winston Churchill. “For my self I am an optimist – it does not seem to be much use being anything else.”

What’s your goal in life?

Finish strong.