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Nathan T. Baker

Software Engineer

After 5+ years at Raven, an SEO platform for marketers, I had done everything from customer support, affiliate marketing, social media marketing, SEO education, and content marketing. After I was laid off I took the opportunity to think about what I wanted in a career: I wanted to hurt from how much I was learning every day. I learned marketing was just my side quest and software development was my mission.

After 6 months at Nashville Software School and 7 months at LunarLincoln I was hired back by Raven as a software engineer. (Raven is now a proud product of TapClicks.) It turns out my winding path to software development has served me well. Putting a customer's needs first comes naturally after working at Nashville software companies for more than 8 years.



  • 2016 - 2017

    Nashville Software School

    Full-Time Web Developer Bootcamp

    NSS is a full-time intensive software development bootcamp. The last half of my 6-month track included multiple team sprints using test-driven development and agile methodologies.

    Contributions at Nashville Software School
    • Created a website that visualizes changes in board games rankings (tabletoptracker.com)
    • Built multiple Angular web applications
    • Wrote in vanilla JavaScript and jQuery
    • Built projects in Python and Django
    • Built RESTful APIs with Django REST Framework
    • Managed version control with daily use of Git
    • Deployed a Node web crawler to Heroku
    • Worked with D3, Google Charts, and Firebase
    • Designed ERDs, built databases, and queried data with SQLite

  • 2004 - 2008

    Belmont University

    Bachelor's Degree in Journalism

    While at Belmont I collected audio and wrote 50 stories for NPR.


  • January 2018 - Present


    Software Engineer

    I built out new features and fix bugs for marketing platforms TapClicks, and sister tool Raven. I primarily work in PHP and JavaScript.

  • April 2017 - November 2017


    Software Developer

    I shipped features for native mobile apps: be it a custom data-intensive table or a complex Auto Layout view. I contributed to projects written in Swift, Objective-C, Java, and JavaScript.

    Contributions at LunarLincoln
    • Contributed over 200,000 lines of code across 17 repositories
    • Regularly shipped App Store updates
    • Helped create a JavaScript Jira plugin
    • Converted codebases from Swift 2 to Swift
    • Frequent work with Auto Layout, APIs, persisting data, custom tables, and MVC
    • Daily reviewed code and followed the GitFlow branching pattern.

  • February 2011 - July 2016


    Content Marketing Specialist

    While at Raven, I did everything from customer support, social media marketing, affiliate marketing, content marketing, speaking, writing about SEO, and creating websites using Zurb Foundation.

  • February 2008 - February 2011


    Director of Technical Support

    As the Director of Technical Support at Sitemason, I managed the needs of 500+ clients by troubleshooting DNS, hosting, email, and content management issues.

  • 2004 - 2010

    Diving Board

    Web Designer, Founder

    I founded a web design company called Diving Board in college. Most projects started with Photoshop mock-ups and were built in PHP or HTML.

  • March 2006 – August 2006


    News Intern

    At NPR-affiliate Nashville Public Radio (WPLN) I produced around 50 stories. For each story, I conducted interviews, wrote the script, collected audio, and edited the audio.


Here are my primary programming languages in order of competency.

  • PHP
  • JAVA



Shoot me an email if you'd like to chat. By the way, I'm always willing to grab lunch with fellow Nashville Software School folks if it's helpful.

nathan t baker AT gmail DOT com