Nicholas La Roux

Developer, Musician, 日本語の学生

About me

I'm a developer from the greater New York City area. I moved to Ottawa, Canada to join Shopify after graduating from Marist College in 2015. After three years in Ottawa, I moved to Tokyo, Japan, continuing my work with Shopify.

I'm super into Ruby, piano, coffee, tea, beer, longboarding, ultimate frisbee, gaming, and Japanese language and culture.


Work Experience

Full Stack Developer

Shopify Tokyo, JP | Prev. Ottawa, CA and New Jersey, US July 2015

Full stack Ruby on Rails based web development. Worked on reports and store management insight feed. Currently working on internationalization. 🌏

Junior Developer

Juicyorange LLC New York, NY, US November 2014 - May 2015

Full stack Ruby on Rails based web development. Bug fixing and open source validation.


Bachelor of Science (Cum Laude)

Marist College Poughkeepsie, NY, US August 2011 - May 2015

Major: Information Technology | Minor: Information Systems | Leader of Marist College Computer Society | Participant in and organizer of several Game Jams and Hackathons.


A text based horror game jam game
House Call

Play as Will, a sixth-grader who's home sick from school. When a strange call comes in from a landscaping company his parents never hired, he can't shake the feeling something's wrong.

Created with Rob Whitaker in 48 hours using Twine and SugarCube in early November 2017.

Credit for the phone icon goes to DesignBolts.

MMP, an online serial novel
Midnight Murder Party

"a lighthearted serial novel, a blood-soaked murder-fest, a story that believes that horror can be fun."

Sinatra backend, PostgreSQL databases, and two Linux servers among other things.

September 2015 to September 2017 with ongoing maintenance.

Write a song every day for two weeks challenge
Song-a-day Challenge


Song-a-day Challenge

A self-imposed challenge to create one short song a day for two weeks, September 25th, 2016 to October 8th, 2016.

Equipment: MacBook, ukulele,

A type as fast as you can game
Cognitive Dissonance

Try it out! | Source

Cognitive Dissonance

The classic typing game reimagined for the web. I was the lead developer on this project. Home-rolled JavaScript.

Ludum Dare 29 - Spring 2014

Only works over HTTP, not HTTPS.

A punctuation browser extension!
The Interrobanger

Website | Source

The Interrobanger

The Interrobanger is a micro browser extension that replaces instances of '!?' and '?!' with '‽', an interrobang. Available for most browsers.

Just for fun! - Winter 2013

Links to individual browser marketplaces on website .

Sonny Jim, a text based adventure game
Sonny Jim - Adventure Through Hyde Park

The classic text-based adventure reimagined for the web. I was the lead frontend designer and developer. recognized us for this game!

Ludum Dare Asylum Jam - Fall 2013