Alex Gleason

🔥Web Developer🔥
Alex: Hacker

About Alex

24 / M / Philadelphia
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Born with arbitrary characteristics in a place I didn’t choose. I’m an anarchist Ⓐ, vegan🌠, and LITERAL COMMUNIST☭. Freedom-respecting software is a moral obligation. Software is something we can use to make the world better (or worse; our choice). The internet taught me everything I know for free, and I think it’s time to give back, and it’s time for everyone to start sharing their toys.

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Software

I only write software that is free (as in freedom).

I’m a full-stack developer. My tools of choice are Django (plus Wagtail, sometimes), Semantic UI, and Dokku. I’m pretty fast to learn new things and am interested in a wide array of technology. Sometimes I feel a little privileged, though.

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Skills: Django, Python, GNU/Linux, git, JavaScript, HTML, CSS, Sass, Node, express.js, Electron, bash, Vagrant, Docker, Dokku

2016–now
Full-stack developer, Candlewaster Web Collective
2015–2016
Full-stack developer, Torchbox
2014–2015
Front-end developer, Pennebaker
2009–2014
Freelance web developer

I’ve built a ton of different kinds of websites: from a truck wash, roofing company, and a rap artist, to an industrial pipe cleaning company, investment bankers, and a hospital. Variety keeps it real.

See my GitHub for my open-source contributions. I’ve contributed most actively to Wagtail, an awesome open-source CMS by Torchbox.

Creative Works

I’ve created illustrations, poems, music, articles, and even a children’s book. All of my creative work is licensed under Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0.

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