Hello there- my name is Alex. I consider myself a jack of all trades, master of some. I’ve been passionate about technology since the Power Macintosh 6100 and Ubuntu 6.06 days- pretty sure I was the only kid with a server pieced together from spare parts in my room at my highschool.
I believe in finding the best solution for the job, with the full appreciation that sometimes the shiniest object isn’t the right choice. I’m a lover of learning, and it never seems to stop. I’ve had a career-long interest in information security,
Currently, I work on Technology Platforms for Vervology LLC.
Previously I was a systems engineer at Crouse Hospital. Before that I made WordPress work at enterprise scale at Syracuse University as a senior platform architect.
In some previous lives, I:
- started a webhosting and web consulting company
- served as CTO for a startup company delivering video to the internet
- worked in information security
- officially/unofficially pursued graphic design as a major
- had a moment of fame when the news featured a tweet of mine during a situation on a flight. Which I did not know had happened, as the next tweet I sent was remarking about how I had to use the restroom really bad. 🤦
Some of my interests outside the 9-5:
- the great outdoors.
- making and breaking
- vintage technology
- WFTDA flat track women’s roller derby- I do tech stuff for Salt City Roller Derby, which gets me some interesting experience in live video streaming/production.