Hi, I'm Alex!

I build things with Node.js + React.js

Who the heck am I?

Who am I?

My name is Alexander Jack Hughes. But you can call me Alex. I am a startup founder and Software Engineer.

To give you a quick history lesson: I've been building startups for the last five (and a bit) years, and in between managed to get an MSc in Computer Science and write a few things for Hackernoon.

But enough about me, how have you been?

Top 1%

Rose to the top 1% of all freelancers worldwide, not just in web design, on PeoplePerHour.com

Scale Matters

Designed the UI/UX for one of the most downloaded plugins on WordPress

React + Node

One half of the duo who built Huckletree (in React of course)

What am I doing now?

Right now I'm building Huckletree; A Workspace Accelerator focused on interesting startups in Europe. This keeps me pretty busy, with a full boatload of Node microservices and React web apps to build. Plus, a bit of Laravel to maintain our monolith.

I still also build the occasional freelance web app if you're interested?

Portfolio

Really, I'm a maker. I make things.

Here are a couple of the things I've made that I'm most proud of.

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BedroomBands

I built the whole shabang myself in Node + React.

Go see
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Huckletree

Huckletree was built with a bit of everything, but mainly - React + Node + Laravel.

Go see
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BlockCC

Ever accidentally CC someone in an email? I have. That's why I built a Chrome plugin to stop it happening.

You're welcome!

Go see

Other Stuff

I'm a big fan of using the right tool for the right job. Nowadays I mainly build React apps and Node APIs, but occassionaly I build the odd WordPress website like this. What do you think?

Go have a look

Contact me

The internet is a beautiful place to share things - Especially ideas. That's why I write for Hackernoon, Medium, and Huckletree.

I also spend too much time on Twitter. And LinkedIn. On the internet basically.