Hi, I’m Alex Watt. I love taking on the next challenge – whether that’s an engineering project or a piece of music I want to learn to play. Some of my hobbies are programming, playing piano and guitar, reading, and photography. This site is a place for me to share what I’m learning and to think out loud.
Currently I work as a software engineer at Gecko Robotics and as a consultant at RC WATT, my family’s small business. There are few things more satisfying to me than applying technology to domains that lack innovation, though I don’t embrace innovation for its own sake. I am particularly interested in the appropriate use of robotics and AI. I believe that wise application of technology enhances human flourishing and saves lives.
I also have a long-standing interest in education and techniques like spaced-repetition, and believe that the deemphasis of knowledge in some theories of education is causing widening inequality in our society, as documented by E. D. Hirsch and others.
- Grove City College: Computer Engineering, 2014-2017 (3.90 GPA)
Awards & Honors
- Dean’s List with High Distinction
- Roundtable Honorary
- 2014 National Merit Finalist & National AP Scholar
- 2010 Junior Winner, National Bible Bee