Alex UA's picture
United States
Current Role(s): 
Partner | CEO
Zivtech
IRC: 
AlexUA

Professional Info

Companies Worked For
The New School, Parsons, The War Tapes, Music for America, Philadelphians Against Santorum

Personal Info

Gender: 
male
Languages spoken: 
English
Bio: 

Alex is responsible for all of the business functions of ZivTech, from Sales and Marketing, to Client Relations, to HR and Payroll, to Business Strategy. Alex loves to participate in the Drupal Community, and does so in a variety of ways: he maintains a number of modules, including the Embedded Media Field and Media: National Public Radio modules; he mentored and help adminster the Google Summer of Code and the Google Code-In for the Drupal Community from 2008-2010; he wrote much of the marketing copy for the ‘About’ section on the redesigned Drupal.org.
Alex has always had a knack for technology, a love for teaching it to non-technical users, and has over 15 years of professional technical experience. He taught himself how to administer Windows and Macintosh computers, which landed him a job at the New School, where he was attending Eugene Lang. Alex worked as a systems and LAN administer for 7+ years, and was able to get both himself and his wife free schooling that led to second degrees for both of them. He started using Drupal during the 2004 Presidential Campaign, while working with a youth outreach organization called Music for America, ¬and instantly fell in love with the CMS due to its ease of use and especially its remarkable SEO capabilities, which fed his appetite for search manipulation.

History

Member for
8 years 5 months
Documentation
Over 50 edits
Drupal Contributions: 

I help maintain a number of modules. I was the Administrator for Drupal's participation in the Google Summer of Code 2009, and a mentor in 2008. I am a very enthusiastic Drupal evangelist, applying my academic and practical background in communication, outreach, marketing, and persuasion towards getting the good word out about FOSS. I own/run a Drupal development shop called Zivtech

Drupal Events: 
DrupalCon Boston 2008
DrupalCon Szeged, Hungary 2008
DrupalCon DC 2009
DrupalCon Paris 2009
DrupalCon San Francisco 2010
DrupalCon Copenhagen 2010
DrupalCon Chicago 2011
DrupalCon Denver 2012
DrupalCon Munich 2012
DrupalCon Portland 2013
DrupalCon Prague 2013
DrupalCon Austin 2014

Projects

My mentors: 
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I contributed Drupal modules
I contributed Drupal documentation
I help in the Drupal support forums
I provide Drupal-related services
I give support on IRC
I contributed Drupal patches
I contributed to Drupal issue queues
I help mentor new contributors