My name is Alexander Klock, and I am a Technical Manager for a really great company called Content Bloom. Most of my daily adventures revolve around the conquering and taming of the great and mysterious Tridion Beast for clients. I love to dabble in various technologies, though my real passion and hobby is game design and development. Or just creating applications in general. My hard drive is filled with countless projects and experiments that cry and scream to be unleashed upon the world.
When I’m not working or in mad scientist mode, I am a family man at home, with my loving and supporting wife Erin, my awesome little 3 year old dude Logan, and my beautiful 3 month old daughter. When the kids were still in the womb, I would read out loud programming manuals, Tridion documentation, and technical blogs from my iPad. Wonder if they’ll take after their old man? (And their Grandpa too!)
In a time long forgotten called “highschool”, I was introduced to a lovely little language called Pascal. Almost immediately I started to ignore my assignments and started building text based games. Although it was a lot of fun, I couldn’t see myself sitting behind a computer all day, so I didn’t pursue that path. I wonder what young immature me would think if he could see me today.
Years later, my desire to create lead me to learning PHP and MySQL to start developing browser based games. I got hired with Lilbuda Creations as a lead programmer to develop a sci-fi rpg named Evolution Sphere (kudos to you reader if you’ve played it while it lived!). After writing thousands upon thousands upon thousands of some god awful code (though it was the writing and maintaining of that god awful code that has made me the programmer I am today), I went back to college to get my IT degree (and where I learned Java and met Erin).
Right after college I was picked up by a company called Indivirtual, where I was thrown at the mercy of the Tridion Beast. And I haven’t seem to be able to escape its clutches since… after Indivirtual I worked with a company called Tahzoo for four years where I honed my skills even further. And finally I landed home at Content Bloom.