Nick is the Director of Data Science at Rackspace. He suffers from TADHD (Technology Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder), which led him into data science. In previous dimensions, he started and incubated data science at Fortune 500 companies while working for one of the world's largest global management consulting firms. He got his start designing hardware devices for voice controlled medical beds and then became more interested in intelligent non-living things. Later, he designed and implemented scalable backend systems for predictive modeling products as well as a few production recommender systems for large retailers. His TADHD started in college where he was making HPC clusters in his basement to do math and building voice controlled potato cannons. Nick holds a BS in Statistics and a BA in Computer Science from the University of Iowa. In his free time, Nick enjoys mountain biking, rock climbing, hiking, and working on some of his open source projects.