• Nathan Skirvin


    Nathan is quite possibly the funniest person in the office.

    While not writing code for the Rustici support team, Nathan writes short stories, novels, and music (he plays piano).

    Nathan and TJ go a long way back. They went to college together, grad school together, and worked at a previous job together for five years.

    He really enjoys movies and hiking, and it’s worth noting that he gave up using hairspray “cold turkey” in 2008. (Update: Nathan’s latest haircut has resulted to him getting back on the sauce, but he hopes to be hairspray free again soon.) (Update 2: He only fell off the wagon for a couple of days, and is healthily, hairspray free again.)

    "That's so Rustici."

    For someone personally-beholden to proper grammar, using a noun for an adjective is obnoxious. And yet, even after only working here two months, I find it hard to resist employing this sin-against-English to capture the special sauce that is Rustici Software.

    What is “Rustici”? It’s dreaming big to capture worthwhile goals. It’s boundless creativity and peer respect. It’s hard work and daily ping pong practice. It’s freedom and empowerment to do your finest work, courtesy of first-class #jenafits worthy of emulation by industry leaders. It’s learning from intelligent, deep discussions with coworkers who have a diverse spectrum of interests and extensive knowledge bases. It’s feeling like you’re home on the first day of work, and eagerness to do your best because you actually have the chance to make a real contribution.

    So, yeah. If something captures the strange, wonderful magic of the unconventional essence of Rustici Software, I can’t resist. “That’s so Rustici.”