Hi, I’m Alex.
I’m a software developer at the Wellcome Trust. I’m helping to build a platform for searching and storing our digital collections. It’s taking Wellcome’s assets – books, archives, images, and more – and presenting them through consistent, well-designed APIs.
I have a fairly active online presence – I tweet a lot, and my blog is a place where I share longer ideas that don’t fit into a tweet. You can read my posts on the web, or subscribe to them as an RSS feed.
The blog is a place for me to hone my writing skills, and write about anything I find interesting – there’s plenty of programming, but a lot of other stuff as well. Past topics include accessibility, braille, Chinese dictionaries, and Welsh waterfalls.
Sometimes I give talks at meetups or conferences, and I have a list of slides/videos from my past talks.
I’ve also written about my ideas for running inclusive and accessible events.
I’m trans, genderfluid, and my pronouns vary. If you don’t know me, “they/them” is a safe default.
I hope you enjoy the site.
|25 Mar||Inclusion can’t be an afterthought|
|15 Mar||Rich enough to make bad choices|
|14 Mar||Sick leave while working from home|
|8 Mar||Creating striped flag wallpapers with Pillow|
|4 Mar||A Jekyll filter for adding non-breaking spaces|
You can email me at email@example.com, or I’m @alexwlchan on Twitter.
For anything related to Wellcome, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you enjoy what I write, perhaps say thanks?