What better way to ring in the new year than a fresh start with an amazing team at DEV? I'm very excited to announce that I have joined the DEV team as a Software Engineer!
My greatest passions are teaching and community. DEV is very much the ideal intersection of both.
Coming from (in many ways) a non-traditional background, I was very fortunate to have a couple of really good mentors to help welcome me into the community when I first got started with Software Engineering. Since then, I've always had this burning desire to give back and help others to land the same or better opportunities than what was available to me.
Further building on the community, I love that DEV is open-source. After dipping my toes into the open-source world by writing a Ruby gem to perform technical analysis on security prices, I was eager to contribute more and DEV is a fantastic community to contribute to.
In short, I'm hoping my skills and my unique background will be a value-add to the DEV team and the DEV community as a whole. I'm stoked to get started!
A borderline cold brew coffee addict and a Florida native currently residing in Los Angeles, California, my name is Alex and it's a pleasure to e-meet you. If I had to describe a "personal mission statement", I'd say that mine is to provide others with opportunities - especially if it helps them move up the so-called socio-economic ladder.
If you ever have any questions, comments, or just want to chat, feel free to reach out!
In the spirit of the new year, my resolution/biggest goal for 2020 is to rescue a dog. Feel free to hold me accountable to this in any way you see fit (including, but not limited to, endless pictures and memes of dogs) 😀