I'm Alex. I like reading old books, learning new languages, and exploring Chicago. I build web apps and love technology that contributes to the public good.
These are a few projects I've built.
I was a 2015 Code for America fellow working with the city of Somerville, Massachusetts. We prototyped a new tool for educators in the public school system. Currently working to deploy it across the district's elementry schools.
Website: Student Insights on GitHub.
With co-organizers from Start-Up Chile, En1Mes, and Groupon, I helped put together the first RailsGirls coding weekend in Chile. Two days, 50 participants, 12 coaches, 6 lightning talks, and a whole lot of beers added up to one excellent weekend of learning and fun.
I'm a huge bikeshare fan, so shortly after Chicago launched its Divvy bikeshare system, I created an app to let members track their mileage. DNAinfoChicago covered the way the app was blocked by Divvy's parent company and then brought back.
Technologies: Ruby on Rails, Nokogiri web scraping.