I’m Alexandra White, documentation editor at Joyent and freelance web developer and writer.
I’ve lived all over the continental United States (moving fourteen times in twenty years), and I’ve had the pleasure of calling New York City home since early 2012. When I’m not at work, I’m either deep in the throes of a tech binge (attending hackathons and working on passion projects) or I’m stage managing Off-Off-Broadway (and even Off-Broadway) shows with The Dirty Blondes.
I’m a member of Tech LadyMafia. I believe in the importance of women in technology and surrounding myself with women who are making a difference. I couldn’t have made it this far without a program that believed in me and let me merge my love of writing with technology (hats off to Michigan State’s Professional Writing program).
It all boils down to this: effective web design, brand recognition, communication strategy, and responsible social media can only come from someone who understands the values and merit of writing.
Success is determined not just through quantitative measures of jobs and analytic reports, but qualitative analysis of what matters for the individual or group. It is important that both measures are actively a part of everything that I do.
I look for experience that will challenge me to be better. Through work with clients and companies to my personal time spent learning new skills, I challenge myself to grow as a writer, communicator, strategist, and web developer. However, I won’t put myself in a position where I feel I can’t complete the task in the time necessary.
I work hard to craft these capabilities and want to work with people and companies that I value. And I want to have fun.