Nicholas Zimmerer


Education

I completed my undergrad at CU Boulder in Computer Science, and I'm currently studying to complete my master's in Telecom with a focus in in Network Security. Projected graduation date of May, 2020.


Experience

I started my career a student Linux system administrator in CU's Office of Information Technology, where I found a passion for Linux and mechanical keyboards.

In 2017 I joined the Operations Software team at the Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics. This group is responsible for developing the tools and systems to command spacecrafts, downlink science for data processing.

I currently work as a Security Engineer at a tier one ISP. My team leverages our unique perspective of the Internet to track and analyze botnets.


Other

I am a rock climbing enthusiast, although I haven't been climbing regularly as of late. I've also started dabbling in the realm of pour over coffee, although I'm trying to keep it simple before it becomes too expensive a hobby.

I'm fascinated by the competitive hacking scene - I try to play CTF's when I see them pop up, although my skills are amateur at best. When I get around to it, I'll start posting my writeups for past challenges.