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About Jerin

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  • Birthday 10/13/1985

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    Born and raised in Boston MA.
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    Music, Computers, gaming, motorcycles, Spots (soccer, basketball, all boarding varients)
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    Software Engineer
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  1. Huge thank you to everyone who helped us spread the word yesterday! Here are some fun statistics from our launch day: 3,237 new unique visitors to our website from:82 countriesover 1000 different cities273 likes for the spark page on Facebook200+ new followers on twitterTop 10 thread on Hacker news all day!714 views of our how it works video on vimeoBeyond thrilled at the traffic we got! As a small thank you I've donated an additional $20 to the MadCast community. Looking forward to taking a break and hopefully getting to game with some of you soon! Thank you MadCast!
  2. Go Solar, that's awesome! Definitely a possibility! We're actively looking for installers to partner with. While we're not specifically focused on financing solar projects, there's nothing about our model that would prohibit it. Happy to talk with you about it more, or put you in touch with our CMO who's running our that end of the business.
  3. Of course I don't mind! More than happy to chat with any Madcaster, especially about this.
  4. Thanks Crazy! Much appreciated sir.
  5. Thanks Spoon! Super envious of your 3.5 acres! I'm also new to the energy field (my 3 co-founders are all pros), though I've had to learn quick over the past several months. I'd be more then happy to chat with you about it and at least point you at some good resources!
  6. Friends, brothers in arms, and partners in crime: TLDR: Please help me spread the word about the company I started! (see links below) As many of you know I left my stable job three months ago and started a company with three other crazies (thus my lack of gaming lately). We are on the cusp of officially launching Spark, an online platform that allows individuals like you and me to invest directly in energy efficiency projects. Our mission is to make it possible for individual investors make a profit, make a difference, and build a more efficient economy. Energy efficiency is anything that makes buildings smarter consumers of energy (e.g. LED lights, boiler upgrades, automation systems) and it's a win-win for the economy and the environment. We'll be the first company to fund efficiency through "crowd" investment. If we do this right, crowd investment could help pave the way to billions of dollars invested, trillions of dollars saved in small businesses and communities, and huge reductions in pollution and greenhouse gas emissions. This company has been a labor of love for our team over the last year. Investors want this, the world needs this, and we'll pour everything we have into doing it right and going big. Now that we've raised most of the $750k to cover our first 1.5 yrs of operations, I can't tell you how excited we are to make this happen. The big day (the first of many) is tomorrow, Monday Jan. 20th. That's when our website and "how it works" video will launch. The thing we need most right now is for people to find out about Spark, follow us on social media, and sign up for email updates. That's how we'll attract our investment, and that's what will make or break us. That's where you fine folks can really help us out. Come tomorrow, here are a few ways you can help us go big:Share a link to our website ( on Reddit, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, email, and any other places you have conversations--and let the world know what you think about us!Like us on Facebook ( us on Twitter ( us on LinkedIn ( this to anyone you think who would be excited about itAnd of course sign up for email updates on our website! Thank you Madcast! ~Jerin AKA Nikko Patten, Spark Co-Founder & CTO
  7. Jerin

    Tech Support

    Ugh, HIPAA is always rough. 8 months for crashPlan - Yikes! In house always yields the best security, just doesn't make business sense for us at such an early stage - don't have the resource for the hardware or the expertise. One day! You folks are down in NC, correct?
  8. Right on! Any fan of Sonny is welcome addition in my book. Tenor Sax! Nice! My favorite reed instrument, hands down. Good luck with your candidacy!
  9. Jerin

    Tech Support

    We're building an online crowd investment platform that connects individual investors to high-quality projects in energy efficiency. We're looking to provide a new way for Americans to invest in their communities and small businesses. We enable individuals to put their money to work making America’s buildings smarter, healthier, and more productive all while earning a good return on their investment. I've have 7 years experience as a software engineer - but I have less experience with the operations side of things. If you're willing I'd love to pick your brain about any experience you might have with storing PII on hosting services like AWS. I'm still architecting the platform, so any heads up on security pitfalls and the like would incredibly helpful. No worries if not
  10. and here I thought he was much younger. Happy Birthday Buddy!
  11. Jerin

    Tech Support

    Welcome to the community! Awesome set of skills! You'll likely be hearing from me some time soon as well. I'm entering into a new role as the CTO of a startup and it sounds like you might have some very valuable insights.
  12. Jerin

    Intro - Kali

    Welcome! ... eh!
  13. Cool stuff man - if you're willing I'd love to do a code walk with you. I always enjoy seeing other folks' process/organization etc. Upboats supplied as well
  14. Welcome! I love Sonny Rollins! My improve teacher used to always call me out for quoting tenor madness in my solos (trombone). It's just fits so well in so many places! What's your primary instrument?