Nico Burniske

I'm a software engineer and anystack developer with a knack for developing high-performance backend systems on the JVM and with Rust. I also enjoy crafting seamless user experiences with React. With a foundation in functional programming, deeply rooted in composability and enhanced reasoning, coupled with a background in systems programming focused on performance and mechanical sympathy, I've fostered a unique, pragmatic approach to software development. Deliver effective solutions over the temptation of the latest tech glitter. That said, I'm constantly exploring new paradigms, languages, frameworks, and libraries to better my craft and keep my finger on the pulse of the ever-evolving software landscape.

As a proud graduate of Northeastern University, I hold a Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science. Beyond my academic and professional pursuits, I have a colorful array of hobbies that keep my mind and body engaged. From the mind-bending world of speedcubing to the physical and mental harmony of yoga, I'm always seeking new ways to challenge myself. Whether it's barefoot running, strategizing in chess, or capturing moments through the lens of analog photography, I find that embracing eclectic interests makes me a more complete human.

I have an unwavering passion for Bitcoin, a decentralized, immutable form of money without a central issuer, capable of transforming the very foundations of our current social system. In a world where money is superordinate to laws and society's emergent behavior is dictated by an inherently flawed incentive structure built on fiat currencies, Bitcoin offers a fairer, less exploitable alternative. I hope to see a future where true financial freedom and empowerment are accessible to all.


  1. Wayfair
    Software Engineer II
  2. Editas
    Software Engineer
  3. Qinetiq North America
    Software Engineer