I'm a computer scientist from Seattle. I work at Google on the virtual machine technology that powers Google Compute Engine. I received my B.S. in computer science summa cum laude from Tufts University in Medford, MA in May 2017. I’ve had a lifelong interest in consumer technology and have proven talents as a software engineer, writer, communicator and collaborator. I have previously worked as a software engineering intern at Apple (macOS Performance) and Nordstrom (Ecommerce Feature Development).
Education is especially important to me, and I’ve been very fortunate to go to some excellent schools and programs throughout my life. These include The Bush School, Sanborn Western Camps, High Mountain Institute, and Tufts University. I always like to be teaching in some capacity: at Bush I was a writing coach for two years, at Sanborn I worked as a supervisor and mentor to younger campers, and at Tufts I worked as a teaching assistant for our graduate-level Programming Languages course. A long term goal of mine is to find a way to teach more, or to assist in the development of programs that fostered learning in ways that these programs did for me.
I have a considerable interest in consumer and popular culture, so in my free time I tend to read a lot news, mostly focused on technology, gaming, music and professional sports. I like to write about exciting developments in the technology space, and I am often eager to write a review of some piece of media I've recently consumed. In my free time, I love seeing live music, spending time in the outdoors, watching documentaries, and following Seattle sports teams, especially the Sounders.
This website is half "blog for the public" and half "personal landing page". If you're here for my writing, I appreciate your readership. I try and post pieces whenever I have anything interesting to say, so I do not make any promises about the frequency of posts. That being said, you can subscribe to my RSS feed to be notified whenever I do post something new. If you're here to learn more about my work, I host more detail on my Projects page.
Please feel free to get in touch with me by emailing alexvking [at] icloud [dot] com. You can also follow me on Twitter, where you'll see that I mostly just retweet pretty pictures of the Seattle skyline: @Alex_V_King
I am an employee of Google, and a lot of my writing touches on the tech industry, including Google and its competitors. It's clear from my writing that I tend to purchase and prefer Apple products over Google products. It should go without saying that all shared opinions are my own and do not reflect any public opinion of my employer. I aim to be impartial in all of my writing here, and that includes celebrating and critiquing companies where I see fit.