After pursuing an undergraduate degree in classics, linguistics, computer science, psychology, and literature, Alex finally settled on a B.S. in philosophy from the University of Wisconsin. His professional career is as checkered as his academic one. He has been the e-commerce architect for a GE Capital company, a lecturer at a University of Wisconsin school, a systems administrator, an acquisitions editor for a small technical publishing company, and a code toad, among other things. Currently, he's a senior consultant with a Madison, WI-based firm and a proud new father.