Welcome, I’m Nick Groenen

I’m a Site Reliability Engineer at Castor, an international healthcare company working to accelerate medical research by building a modern data capture platform for clinical trials. To learn more about me, check out about Nick Groenen.

This site serves as both a traditional blog where I primarily publish articles on technical subjects related to software engineering and infrastructure, as well as a Digital Garden for myself and others where I work openly on notes that are still developing.

Recent posts

  • The 4 types of technical documentation According to Daniele Procida, what we call documentation is fundamentally not one thing, but four: Tutorials, how-to guides, references and explanations.
  • Toil in Customer Support One of the core principles in Site Reliability Engineering is a focus on automation to reduce Toil. Toil, in essence, is manual and repetitive work which requires little to no human judgment and could easily be automated away by computers and machine‚Ķ
  • Switching obsidian-export to CalVer With today's release of obsidian-export I'm switching from Semantic Versioning (SemVer) to Calendar Versioning (CalVer). This post explains the reasons behind this decision.