I am Nick Hodges and this is my website. I am the Director of Product Management at Embarcadero Technologies. We provide world class development tools.
I’m a software developer at heart. I’ve been a Pascal/Delphi developer for over twenty years, and still think that Delphi is the best development tool out there. I love to read programming books, attend conferences, watch cool videos about new programming techniques, and generally trying to be an industry thought leader.
I have a great wife and great kids. I love my job, I work with great people. I love where I live. Things are going pretty well for me, I’d say.
General Contact Stuff
- Skype: NickHodges
- Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/nick.hodges
- Twitter: nickhodges
- LinkedIn: Nick Hodges
- Public Code on BitBucket
Some Stunningly Fascinating Facts About Me
- I am a rabid fan of the Android OS.
- I was born in Baltimore, Maryland
- I have piloted an aircraft (an FA-18 specifically) past the sound barrier, to Mach 1.03
- I have never had a drop of coffee in my life and never intend to.
- I was a Classical Languages major in college and taught high school Latin for two years
- I was a Naval Intelligence Officer for 12 years
- I love Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups
- I was a high jumper at my small college, clearing the modest height of 6’4″.
Some of My Favorite Stuff
- On the Waterfront
- The Bridge on the River Kwai
- Breaker Morant
- The Princess Bride
- The Man From Snowy River
- The Godfather
- Clipmate — Manages your clipboard and never forgets anything you put there.
- Everything — Incredibly useful file search tool. Searches only by name, but I find that’s what I want to do most of the time.
- Evernote — I use this to keep all kinds of stuff — text, mostly, but all kinds of stuff — in ‘the cloud”.
- Lonesome Dove by Larry McMurtry
- The Caine Mutiny by Herman Wouk
- Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell
- To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
- Pride And Prejudice by Jane Austin
- Presumed Innocent by Scott Turow
- All the Harry Potter books by J.K. Rowling
- A Walk to Remember by Nicholas Sparks
- Born to Run — Bruce Springsteen
- Making Movies — Dire Straits
- Songs From Dawson’s Creek
- Dizzy Up the Girl — Goo Goo Dolls
- Nothing Left to Lose — Mat Kearney
- Soul’s Core — Shawn Mullins
- Learning to Breathe — Switchfoot
- Daughtry — Daughtry