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.
|6 Jul||Changing the accent colour of ICNS icons|
|24 Jun||Using AppleScript to open a URL in Private Browsing in Safari|
|21 Jun||Fat shaming in The Good Place|
|20 Jun||Large things living in cold places|
|15 Jun||Always read your contracts|
You can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org, or I’m @alexwlchan on Twitter.
For anything related to Wellcome, email email@example.com.
If you enjoy what I write, perhaps say thanks?