Alex Hugon

Full-stack web developer

Greater Boston Area

in/alexhugon

@alexhugon

Education

Harvard College '11

Phillips Academy '07

Specialties

Front-end dev and UX using

Ruby on Rails, jQuery, CSS3




Summary

After studying Computer Science and English at Harvard, I started off working as a software engineer at Endeca Technologies. After Endeca was acquired by Oracle in 2012, I got my first taste of start-ups as a developer-in-residence at Techstars' Boston accelerator, where I helped portfolio companies build our their products.

Since Techstars, I've been working with or co-founding early-stage ventures in industries ranging from HR to healthcare to the digital humanities. Some highlights have included:

  • Co-founding HireProbability, and building/selling our automated reference-checking product
  • Launching Honestry, a social comparison-based product built on top of the LinkedIn API to help figure out where you rank within your professional network along various axes
  • Working with a team to build out a web-based platform that used cutting-edge algorithms to make online medical diagnosis more accurate & more trustworthy
  • Hacking on projects in the digital humanities for the metaLAB (at) Harvard, including a collaboration with HarvardX around copyright law
  • Co-founding Avalanche, a team that worked with early-stage founders to help validate assumptions & prototype products in exchange for a mix of cash and equity

These days, I primarily work on a contract basis; clients tend to be early-stage start-ups or academic labs. Please feel free to shoot me an email if you'd like to propose a collaboration.