Nick Oba was born in Belgrade, on a hot summer day, ensuring that nobody would ever come to his
birthday parties. Growing up, Nick was convinced that he would end up either as an evil scientist or a homeless drunk,
but in 1995, Nick discovered the Internet, quickly becoming a web developer (called a 'webmaster' back in those days). Nick
made a two-page spread in Webmaster magazine and eventually specialized in the production of original web applications.
In 2008 Nick released an innovative site which employed
crowdsourcing - aka community power - to make crucial publishing decisions. This was a tremendous learning experience in terms of
managing large online communities and developing a robust and high-performance web application framework.
The experience proved invaluable in the development of a community-powered, member-owned social network.
Nick is a happily divorced father of two energetic young sons, whom he refers to as Hurricane 1 and Hurricane 2.
On those rare occasions when he is not working, Nick loves spending time yelling at his children to quieten down so he can get back to work.
Nick likes curries, cats, and satire. Nick detests queues, grapefruit, and writing
about himself in the third person.
On Zurker, Nick is Berzurker.