Hey. I'm Alex. I like to make things. I'm a Software Developer with a background in Business Management. I like hanging out with creative people, and you'll often find me at places like Fire Station 101, iLab & IdeaHub. If I'm not at any of those I might be at a gig, but if I'm not at any venues I might be playing lawn bowls. If you can't find me at the bowls club then you are probably best shooting me an e-mail.
In early 2016, I teamed up with Will Harris to develop a purchase optimization algorithm that would reduce shipment costs through bundling. We established the company Kook.io and we were accepted into iLab's Accelerator program to develop our first product Wax River, a shopping platform for lovers of vinyl.
For the course Social & Mobile Computing, I designed a social media concept to address the impact of political 'echo-chambers'. With the assistance of my group, we developed side.chat, a prototype reddit clone that ranks discussions by how balanced they are. Our project was selected for the UQ Innovation Showcase, and I was asked to present it at Hacks/Hackers, a monthly meetup for geeks and journalists. If you want to know more, check out the Github Repo!
This one was a bit of fun. A few years ago I was into DIY videography, but was restricted by my shoestring student budget. I bought a very cheap Teac audio recorder, and went about hacking it to run a more expensive Tascam recorder's firmware. It was a success, so I published quick how-to guide that was later picked up by Hackaday.