Alex Burkhart

Alex Burkhart likes to linger, whether it’s over beer or a project he’s always trying to squeeze every last drop from an experience. He’s absorbed in the moment and eager to understand the elements around him.

First introduced to the art of programming as a frustrated engineering student at Case Western Reserve–all engineering students were required to take an introductory programming course–Alex thought ‘Wow, this is better than chemistry by a long shot,'” and continued his studies in Computer Science.

Alex loves creating software, mentoring new developers, and sharing knowledge with the community at large; and, in October 2014, Alex founded the Columbus Rust Society so he could do just that.

If he’s not lead-climbing through code, he can be found top-roping at Vertical Adventures with his girlfriend or playing rare and mysterious board games on his “very large, very awesome” front porch.