Nick Gaydos is a partner at Edict Incorporated, a web development company, based in Rochester, Michigan.
He has been designing, managing and implementing web-based systems for businesses since 1994. He was Edict’s first employee.
Growing up on a steady diet of BASIC programming and bulletin board systems in the early 1980s, Nick was exposed to computing at an early age. While attending Michigan State University, he was taken by a prerelease of the Mosaic web browser and immediately saw the future of the internet.
With an engineering degree and cognate in industrial design, Nick has been interested and involved in ergonomics and human factors related design. He took these design theories and applied them to interface and systems design with much success.
Nick divides his time between project management, systems development, user interface design, and network operations. He has created and managed enterprise class systems for the real estate, staffing, automotive, industrial distribution and military verticals.
Nick’s true passions lie in creating simple and efficient systems. His development projects have ranged the gamut from risk management systems and community building tools to green building marketplaces and business intelligence systems.
As skilled systems engineer, Nick works to maintain highly available, global applications within Edict’s secure data center.
Nick is an expert in development and design tools and technologies including Visual Studio, SQL Management Studio and the Adobe Creative Suite.
Professional Qualifications and Memberships
Nick is a Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP) and manages Edict’s Microsoft Partner and SPLA programs.
Nick earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering with a cognate in Industrial Design from Michigan State University.
Nick has been involved on the board of directors of Dinosaur Hill Nature Preserve for the past nine years. He has held the position of Chairman since June of 2007 and previously held the position of Secretary.
He is a founding member of the Outside Circle Collective, an art collective. Since its inception in 2003, it has organized the publication of the Journal of Words and Images (JOWAI) and the Journal of Motion and Sound (JOMAS). The collective has a membership of over 250 artists.