About Me

Hi, I’m Alex Stophel. I am a professional Software Engineer at NCSA and a mentor to future engineers at Bloc.

While software may be a means to an end for some, Alex is genuinely passionate about the material, product, and process. What particularly stands out is Alex’s ability to not only quickly understand problems but to creatively engineer precise and efficient solutions.Jesse Pledger, Software Engineer

My goal with this blog is to extend my impact beyond work and with any luck into your life. I post new content two to three times a week.

Alex was dedicated to my success. He made sure I understood how to find answers. He wouldn’t just give me answers but would help me work through problems and come up with the solution on my own. He taught me how to learn new programming languages. He was, in every sense of the word, my mentor.Jayson Bucy, Software Engineer

My Family

I have been married to my wife Jessica for 6 years. We live in Chicago, IL and have a fur-child (Miles) and a son (Noah).

In my free time, I enjoy reading, working out, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and MMA.