My name’s Nick Morgan, but online I’m generally known as
Skilldrick (don’t ask me where it
comes from, I have no idea, except that I was about 12 at the time).
I currently work as a backend engineer at Airbnb, working with awesome people
and building cool services.
Priort to that, I worked at Twitter for 11 years, first on the web team and then
on the backend Tweet service team, eventually becoming tech lead of that team. I
was fired by Elon Musk for “violating company policy”, but my lawyers say I
shouldn’t talk about that so 🤐
In the past I was a huge fan of dynamically typed languages. After learning
Haskell and Scala I realized that I was more into functional statically typed
languages. Today I mostly write Java but I’m learning Rust on the side.
I haven’t yet found a replacement to Twitter, but I have accounts on
I also really like to make music. I’ve put most of my music on
I live in Colorado with my wife, two kids, three cats, and one dog.
You can find a list of my audio/music projects on the
Audio/Music page and a list of my writing projects on the