Hey, I'm Alex
An infinite tinkerer, creator, and learner who loves turning ideas into reality. I have close to a decade of experience creating products on the web—mostly on the programming side.
If you're curious about what I'm up to now, you can checkout my "Now" page, or take a look at my "Human Changelog".
A short history
I'm currently Founding Engineer @ Fluent, which is an amazing way to learn a new language while browsing the web. I'm currently building a soon-to-be-announced part of the product that will fundamentally change the way people engage with a language they're learning.
My last experiment was as technical Co-Founder of Firstbloom, where I spent 3 years on a mission to make specialty coffee more accessible. I learned an incredible amount about fundraising, product management, leadership and being a truly user centred company.
Before venturing off on my own, I worked at Sportlogiq for 2 1/2 years as a senior front-end engineer. Being one of the first 15 employees I was able to help shape & build their core product which generated 10s of millions in revenue.
Prior to that I worked for an influencer marketplace called Koodzo, mostly as a front-end engineer, but also as a product manager and user researcher. Most of my experience before that was as a freelancer/contractor for various small businesses.
What's on my mind
After a pretty bad burnout I've been hyper focused on reconnecting with the ideas of leisure, self-care and how to balance that with building businesses.
Below are some products I've been using to help me reconnect with myself:
- Calm - Not only are the meditations great, their sleep sounds are wonderful to help quiet the mind
- Nike Run Club - An engaging way to get you out the door and running
- Pillow - Automatic sleep tracking to help you analyze your trends and patterns
- Pen & Paper - Journaling daily by putting pen to paper has been incredibly cathartic
Hit me up on Twitter: @alexcaza