Hey, I'm Alex. I'm passionate about software engineering and mathematics and currently specialise in enterprise Java, software design and architecture, best practices, mentoring and problem solving.Blog Contact
My first programming job was at the age of 13 and have been coding all hours ever since. I am a Java programmer by day, Clojure, Python, Grails, Scala or Android hacker by night. I currently work as a software developer for Specsavers in the UK. Previously I've worked in telecoms, insurance and publishing.
I compete in local/county powerlifting competitions for fun and to keep fit. Powerlifting is a great sport that challenges physical and mental limits.
I'm a keen advocate -- as many are -- of open source and standards. You can find my code over at github, Google Code where projects such as Ant TODO, Pyela (a Python Eternal Lands networking framework), and a Google Wave API are hosted.
As if programming wasn't enough, I write about it too! Everything from software design, Java, enterprise software, Maven, Clojure and Linux - all available here.
I'm a Kettlebell enthusiast to assist with conditioning and stamina.