About Nick


Nick Quinnell founded Big 3 Innovations in 2018. He holds a bachelor's degree in computer engineering, and a master's degree in electrical engineering (control systems) - both from The University of Michigan. He keeps in touch with a few professors and occasionally goes back to give talks to their students. Topics range from "a day in the life of an engineer" to more technical sessions covering something relevant to their course.

He has over 10 years of experience developing embedded systems. Over those years he has written software for automotive ECUs (both vehicle dynamics and powertrain controls), medical devices, and consumer electronics. The software architectures have ranged from basic interrupt-driven designs to OSEK-based RTOS's.

He has written PC software for embedded on-target testing / calibration and supervisory control applications.

He also dabbles in web development - he built this site using Ruby on Rails, Bootstrap, and Heroku.

For an abbreviated list of projects he has worked on, see the portfolio page.

For his employment history, see his LinkedIn profile.

Why "Big 3"? It's kind of catchy, but the true reasons are Nick's kids and are featured in the photo below.


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