Nathan  Pilkenton

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About

Hi, I'm Nathan. Thanks for visiting my site.

I'm currently based in Austin, TX, and I create business strategies at IA Collaborative.

Some things I like are: golf, basketball, reading, chess, web app development, choral singing, and the Oregon Ducks.

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Projects

Chekkin

Chekkin helps teams track and improve their happiness and engagement. It's designed to be simpler and more transparent than existing employee engagement tools. I built all of the front-end and back-end myself with Django and custom HTML/CSS/JS (+ Bootstrap).

Bulletyn

Bulletyn sends customized daily email digests. You can add content from Reddit, Hacker News, and/or RSS feeds. I made it for myself, so I would stop spending so much time on Reddit, and it worked...for the most part. It's made with Django and deployed on Heroku.

Hacker Yardage

I made Hacker Yardage to generate yardage books for any golf course using publicly-available data on OpenStreetMap. The data cleaning, image processing, and distance measurement is all done in Python.

Houdini

Houdini was a Mac OS X application that allowed the user to easily manipulate "hidden files" typically reserved for system use. I created it in high school, when I needed to delete some hidden files from a USB drive. It was featured on Lifehacker in 2008 and received over 350,000 total downloads on MacUpdate. (You can also open up a new Finder window and use the keyboard shortcut Command + Shift + .  to see hidden files.)

Personal site

I built this website myself from scratch to learn HTML and CSS. It's gone through many iterations as my skills have grown. My favorite feature from the past is the beard slider.

Contact

Email: hello /at/ npilk.com