About Me...

Hello Hi my name is Alex Ruiz. I'm a Software Engineer based in the Chicago-land area (Ask me about Malört or for a coffee shop recommendation!).

The Past ☕

Before becoming a Software Engineer, I was a electronics technician with a decent talent in IPhone screen repairs and before that I was a barista, slinging out Instagram worthy lattes. Even got third place in a latte art competition that I entered by accident.

I graduated from DePaul University with a B.S, majoring in Computer Science with a concentration in Software Development and a minor in Data Analysis and Data Mining. I was very disappointed to learn that the mouthful that is my major and minor would not be printed on the physical copy of my degree.

The Present and Beyond 📊

Nowadays I work in primarily .NET and all related technologies. building features, apps, debugging, etc. Going forward, I would love to one day leverage my Data Mining knowledge professionally. I absolutely love working with data and all the cool insights that are waiting to be discovered.

Some of the Tech I've worked/working with 💻

  • .NET Core (C#)
  • Vue.js (this site was built using Vue.js and Nuxt.js)
  • HTML + CSS
  • Git/Github + Bitbucket
  • Python
  • Java
  • R

Things I do/have interest in that are not Tech 🚴

  • Making bad memes with GIMP
  • Reading but mostly wishing I had more time to read
  • Making Spotify Playlists
  • Biking
  • Providing commnetary during movie nights a la Mystery Science Theater 3000
  • Playing the Ukulele sometimes and re-learning the Saxophone
  • Laughing at memes on Twitter