Alex Vanston is a self-professed geek and an outdoor junkie fused together. During high-school he began teaching himself how to code and has been obsessed with learning new languages and better ways to solve problems ever since. He has been building web sites and applications professionally for the past seven years, for clients and companies around the world. Currently he lives in Denver, CO, where he loves hiking (5 14ers down, 49 to go), playing pickup sports, and water skiing when he can. He's the lead front-end developer for ZipKick, Inc, a travel startup taking off in San Francisco, CA. You can fi nd him online at http://www.mrvdot.com, where he blogs about web development and tech.