Alec no longer works at Etsy. We wish you the best!
Etsy has had quite a growth spurt in the past year, and we have the awkward pictures to prove it. We’ll be posting a series of About Us pieces to help you get to know the Etsy admin (and since many of us work remotely, for the admin to get to know each other!). You’ve seen the admin badge, and maybe you’re a bit curious about the person behind it! For more on Etsy’s mission and about the company, please see our About page (the link is in the little blue footer of every Etsy page).
I felt an instant kinship with Alec aka scaramouche even though we hadn’t met in person: we’d both separately drawn maps illustrating our homes in the “armpit of Massachusetts.” Alec is here at the Etsy Labs right now for the engineering meet-up (he’s usually working remotely from his home in Massachusetts) and I got a chance to talk face-to-face with him. Alec tells me he found out about Etsy through Mike, another Etsy engineer. The two first met in 1991 on a BBS and then got to be friends through a multi-user online game. So, in a way, Alec is totally used to coding on his own while simultaneously chatting in the IRC, the main way all the engineers communicate while scattered around the globe.
Of his amazing awkward picture, Alec says, “I had hair down to the middle of my back in high school and I decided I wanted to cut it, but my friend convinced me to do a mohawk. So we bought some red Manic Panic and did it in his bathtub. Yeah, I’ve had a lot of interesting haircuts…”
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