First things first: I am not Nik Rabinowitz, though I occasionally get his mail. I am (currently) an Internet and information management consultant, which includes a pretty wide set of work. I’ve been working with online technologies since 1996, when I first built a personal homepage at college (now laughably embarrassing; suffice it to say it included animated GIF flames).
I’ve worked primarily with academic, non-profit, and humanitarian organizations, and in 2007 I went back to school to deepen my technical knowledge, explore topics like visualization, interaction design, GIS, and user research, and gain the skills necessary to help organizations like those I had worked for do more with data. I received my Master’s degree from the UC Berkeley School of Information in 2009, and have worked since then as an independent consultant on a range of projects. Some of my recent work includes:
- Consulting with the UN Organization for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs on improving information systems for disaster response
- Work with the Women’s Funding Network, a San Francisco-based association of grantmakers, to identify ways to use online technologies to better support their global network
I’m a big fan of Open Source, and am the author of several Open Source projects, including Timemap.js and Pjscrape. I also spend slightly too much time on StackOverflow.com, where I recently broke 10k reputation. Yes, I am a nerd.