Alex previously worked at the University of Lincoln as a developer, researcher and occasional lecturer.
His research areas included digital identity, the semantic web and user interface accessibility. Alex represented UK higher education institutions at a number of international conferences including the Internet Identity Workshop in San Francisco and DLF Forum in Denver, Colorado.
Alex is known around the web for his work on OAuth. He has spoken at a number of conferences and meetups about the specification and blogged about it extensively. His implementation is the most starred OAuth server implementation on Github.
He is currently writing a book about OAuth entitled "OAuthello".