Who is Nick Pellant?

Photo: Florence Fox

Biography

As a small child I discovered my love for problem solving. When I was five years old, my parents brought home our first family computer – it was love at first sight. I started off as most kids do with some more casual endeavors, but as I turned eight I found myself no longer satisfied simply interacting with software – I wanted to help build it.

I began studying everything I could get my hands on. At thirteen, I registered a business with Companies House and launched my first n-tier web application. At fourteen I helped create and launch a European gaming platform which later would become a member of the Xbox Community Network.

At sixteen I left school and although I had a brief bout with further education, I felt it was time to pursue my engineering ambitions full-time. I setup a small development company and began working on a number of startup ventures and working with clients. I would later find myself working in Cardiff, Paris, London & Manchester in a variety of roles, continuing to push my boundaries as both an engineer and entrepreneur.

I now work as a software architect specializing in Ruby. In my free time I am pursuing academic ventures that includes taking a number of courses via edX, up-skilling my Math with the help of Khan Academy, and watching every video that comes through on TED. I aim in the next few years to embark upon a career in academia and research.

Public speaking

I’ve spoken at a number of events in the last few years. If you have an event that you would like me to present at, please feel free to get in touch with the details.

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