Nick Harvey

Software Developer

I started programming at the age of 9 when my mom brought home an Apple II+ for work. I learned BASIC and wrote some very simple text-based games, and got to do more of the same after my brother loaned me his Commodore 128. For the next many years, my focus throughout high school and college was on music. As a trumpet player, my interest in early music in particular led me to Texas for a master's degree in music. It wasn't until after that in 2007 that I returned to programming. I learned PHP and SQL on my own, and eventually started learning Python web frameworks as well. I worked in desktop support and data warehousing before I began doing web development full-time.

I enjoy having a breadth of knowledge and experience with technology and using that to solve complex problems or make someone's life easier. I enjoy spending time in the Shenandoah Valley with my wife, son and daughter, and am an avid astronomy buff. I also serve as principal trumpet of the Waynesboro Symphony, a community orchestra in Virginia.

Currently my responsibilities at Level 12 include full-stack web development using Linux, Python, and various front-end technologies.

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

Between my many years in band, an education in music, and a career in tech, I'd say yes.

What’s your favorite bumper sticker?

"If you can read this, you're too close."

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

Build or renovate houses, and take all the trumpet gigs I can

What do you miss most about being a child?

The "magic" of Christmas

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

I'm just getting started at Level 12, but so far I am very pleased to be working with Python. What I like least is that I don't know everything yet. :)

What’s your favorite quote?

"He must become greater; I must become less."

What’s your goal in life?

To bring glory to God, and to be a witness of His love towards me.