Hi! I'm Alan
I'm a weird nerd that tinkers in all things computers. Professionally, I'm a web app developer, but I also do a lot of graphic design, UX research, server administration, and such. You can find me all over the web, typically with the username "alanaktion", including on Twitter, GitHub, Keybase, and Last.fm.
If you want to reach me, the best way is probably via Twitter; I’m slightly addicted to it. I also occasionally check my email, [email protected]. If for some reason you want it, my PGP public key is available on Keybase or directly.
I enjoy taking photos. You can find some of them on Unsplash, here's a selection:
I also run a pizza blog! I eat a lot of pizza (like, too much pizza), so I decided to document it. For a while when I first started the blog, I posted every time I ate pizza, but since that's often daily, I now only post new pizzas that I try for the first time. I try to give a simple review of each one, and while I find detailed food critique weird and difficult to do well, I enjoy writing the brief summary and posting the photos.
My current favorite pizza is a Domino's pan crust with pepperoni and pineapple.
Here are a few of the things I've designed and built:
- Lime Testing Suite
A simple test case library and manual software testing suite, designed to make reproducable test flows easy and intuitive. Built on Laravel with Inertia.js, Vue, and Tailwind CSS.
A startup I co-founded as a platform for publishing knowledge bases. I designed the branding and back-end UI, implemented marketing page designs, and built the applications.
An open source project management suite I started early in my professional web development career. It's gathered a decent userbase, with contributors from all over the world, and is translated by the community into 12 languages.
A startup focused on providing a sophisticated publishing platform for instruction and assembly manuals. I lead the development and did all of the branding and UI design.
- Thrive Life Digital Style Guide
A style guide for the Thrive Life digital platforms. I lead the development team and co-directed the UI design. This style guide was intended to keep branding consistent across the UIs.
- And more!
Check out my GitHub profile for a lot of other projects I've worked on.
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