About

Hey! I’m Alex.

Currently, I am a Lead Engineer at Stitch Fix, focusing on Account Protection and Data Compliance (think GDPR or CCPA). I get to spend a lot of time thinking through the problems and initiatives that our team cares about and how we can track and tackle them.

I like to write obessively about what I enjoy in programming, task lists, and anything else that excites me.

You can find me on LinkedIn or on Github.

Talks

RailsConf 2020 - Rebuilding ActionController

If you replaced ActionController with an implementation of your own, what would you have to build to get your app working again? This talk does just that, going through how the controller interacts with the router to receive a request, process it, and return a response.

It also goes over rebuilding controller features like Params, Controller Callbacks, and Rendering.

RailsConf 2017 - Perusing the Rails Source Code

This talk outlines steps you can take to explore the inner workings of Rails and gain context on its design. Understanding how Rails works will allow you to write better Rails applications and better Ruby code.

Blog format: Perusing the Rails Source Code