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We are a dedicated group of artisans, developers, learners, and language lovers
Tyler Nickerson
Tyler NickersonCEO & Lead Developer

A nearly life-long learner of Mandarin Chinese, Tyler Nickerson has held a passion for foreign languages since a young age. He began teaching himself Chinese in 2008, later going on travel across the Chinese mainland, twice. After first becoming interested in educational technology in high school, Tyler later went on to complete his studies in computer science at Worcester Polytechnic Institute, earning money through summer work at edX and KAYAK. After his first company eDart shut down in 2014, Tyler began work on Linguistic the following year. In 2017, Linguistic won the prestigious Mason Emerging Innovation Award.

Learning: Mandarin & Korean
Erik Nadel
Erik NadelSite Reliability Engineer

Erik Nadel is a part-time contributor to Linguistic, applying his DevOps and software engineering expertise to the project. Previously, Erik worked with Tyler on the Autonomous Cargo Aircraft Project (2016 - 2017), as well as Fission (2014 – 2015), a short-lived distributed cloud storage solution. In his spare time, Erik enjoys cooking, drawing, and immersing himself in the Japanese language and culture.

Learning: German & Japanese
David Ibrahim
David IbrahimLead Android Engineer

David Ibrahim is an Android developer who enjoys tackling creative challenges and learning languages, so much so that, in 2019, he decided to Linguistic as its lead Android developer. He graduated from Ain-shams University in 2019 and joined the Military Service soon after. Since then, he has worked as both an Engineer and Officer. In addition to learning languages, David loves teaching kids and music.

Learning: Japanese
Casey Callow
Casey CallowiOS Engineer

Casey Callow is a developer, designer, and musician with an obsession with learning new things. Fascinated by the human brain and its intersection with technology, Casey studied Human-Computer Interaction in college before joining a software consultancy in downtown Santa Cruz as a hybrid designer and developer. He later joined Udacity to engineer their design system, where he initially met Tyler. In his spare time he loves playing piano, doing yoga, and hiking with friends in the great outdoors ⛰.

Learning: Spanish
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