Blue Chippers, a new content series focusing on students who have caught our attention.
Here is the my full interview with Alex.
What is your first and last name?
What is your primary startup role?
Who do you work for now?
I currently work for Codeguard, we specialize in website and database backups.
If you could have any mentor in the world who would it be and why?
Elon Musk. He is an incredibly interesting person, from founding Paypal, to the work he’s doing with Tesla. He has some really huge ideas and he’s interested in changing the world.
Why do you like visiting those site?
With Hacker News you get a good grasp of new technologies coming out. Google News keeps me connected to what’s going on and it’s a pretty [neutral] website. Uncrate has just some really interesting things that I can buy later, when I have to much money to spend. [laughs]
What’s one thing missing from your college experience?
I really wish Georgia Tech had more classes with an emphasis on startup engineering. You know, just really encouraging students in a startup environment and really encouraging students in a class room environment to innovate and think about getting something done rather than just getting good grades.
What was your favorite cartoon growing up?
Rocket Power. [laughs]
To thank Alex, we’ve created this infographic summarizing his answers. Enjoy.