Chief Technical Officer
Senior WordPress Back-end Developer
Nick Batik co-founded Pleiades Publishing Services in 1992, has been building websites since 1994 and has been a WordPress consultant and developer since 2007. A WordPress Evangelist, and a CoOrganizer of the Austin WordPress Meetup, he has presented technical WordPress classes at numerous meetups, PodCamps and WordCamps.
Nick’s professional career has focused on designing and developing information architectures. His goal was to help organizations access their information efficiently and used it effectively to meet their goals. He created massive mainframe databases in the 1970s, helped publishing companies migrate to database-driven publishing in the 1980s, and connected databases to the web since the 1990s. He has written numerous training courses, articles, and seminars on design, publishing and web development. He has presented at publishing conferences in over 100 cities across the US, England, and Scandinavia. His work reflects his dedication to using design technology to communicate, and manage Information.
Nick specializes the system design and implementation of custom, often complex WordPress-based solutions that address client data management issues. He has many years of experience working with business teams and IT Departments defining business objectives, identifying and mapping existing processes, and designing improved ones. His quality systems experience with Defense and Aerospace helps him lead effective Discovery sessions that guide the Pleiades team and our clients in collecting the data and analyzing the information needed to structure complex interactive data within the design framework.
Nick invests the time needed to observe his client’s business processes in action and meet the key stakeholders of the project. He applies his skills as a business process analyst to interpret those business requirements into the information architecture of the new or updated website. As the back-end developer, he creates the core computational logic of the website or information system to implement the customized functionality.
“My passion is Information design and my personal and professional life has been devoted to the art and science of preparing information so that it can be used efficiently and effectively.”
— Nick Batik