Originally from the UK, Alec's career highlights include many integration projects using a variety of technologies to handle artwork shipping, HR data and financial transactions. He especially enjoys creating user-friendly FileMaker interfaces that combine a rich user experience with simple data entry.
Alec earned Masters degrees in Political Economy (SOAS, University of London) and Business Information Systems (University of Westminster). He started developing FileMaker systems when working for Pluto Press, a radical book publisher based in London, modernizing the company's databases and processes. After gaining a formal computer science education he became a full-time FileMaker developer, moving to the US and developing products and systems for ArtBase before moving to San Francisco to be a Data and System Analyst for a non-profit supporting early childhood education programs.
When not working, Alec is involved in political organizing and activism. He enjoys swimming, and exploring California and the US — particularly drive-in movie theaters, miniature golf, and pizza!