Alden Jenkins | Explorer, Entrepreneur & Engineer

Explorer, Entrepreneur & Engineer

I design, build, and operate my life with intention and discernment, and I love what I do.

Hi, I’m Alden. Nice to meet you.

Since beginning my journey as a human, I've learned that the best way to live life is to be continuously learning and improving. I've deployed fully fledged, professional web and phone applications; I've travelled the world, and I'm just getting started. I have a hardwired desire to be better, an instinct for beautiful creativity, and a strong ambition to make interactive experiences through art and technology.

Explorer

As an ENTP, I don't survive life, I live it

Backpacking across Europe

Road tripping across mainland USA

  • Best Decision Ever
  • Never having been west of NY my whole life
  • Decided to just do it
  • 23 National Parks
  • 32 States
  • No van
  • Settled in California for 4 months
  • Finally moved to Austin

Entrepreneur

I am here to make this world a better place. My entrepreneurial tendencies are my vehicle on this trip

I've started a profitable entertainment company and cofounded an angel-funded tech startup already.

VIA Strengths

  • Honesty
  • Love
  • Humor
  • Spirituality
  • Creativity

Gallup Strengths

  • Achiever
  • Strategic
  • Learner
  • Individualization
  • Restorative

Full-stack Developer

I tend to code things from scratch, and enjoy bringing ideas to life

Languages I speak

Python, Javascript, C, C++, Java, SQL, PHP, Lua, SourcePawn, HTML, Markdown, CSS, R

Frameworks

Django / GeoDjango, Node, Flask, Tornado, Celery, Jekyll, Hugo

This web application is deployed entirely for free and Serverless to Github Pages using Jekyll as a static site generator.

My Interests, Hobbies, & Lifestyle

Get to know me a little bit.

Artificial Intelligence

Proficient Practices:

  • Genetic / Natural Selection
  • Support Vector Machine
  • Conventional Neural Network
  • Convolutional Neural Network

Useful Tools:

  • Processing IDE for most visualizations
  • R Studio for Support Vector Machine implementation
  • Tensorflow for image analysis
  • Pandas for use with tensor flow

DJing

Large Concerts, Weddings, House Parties, I do it all.

Setup:

  • Traktor Pro 2 // USB
  • Pioneer DDJ-SB2 // CDJ-2000NXS2
  • Macbook Pro late 2015

Notable Performances:

  • Colosseum Rhode Island 2015
  • Hyperglow Rhode Island 2016
  • Hyperglow Rhode Island 2017
  • Glow Campus Providence 2017
  • Hyperglow Rhode Island 2018

soundcloud.com/nasdi

Cooking

After 3 years of dining hall food, I can never go back to food that's not real food.

How I Learned:

  • Youtube
  • Food Wishes
  • Gordon Ramsay

Favorite Recipes:

  • Chicken Curries
  • Eggs Benedict
  • Chicken Marsala
  • Morel Mushroom Sauce
  • Risottos

Holistic Health

Developing a personal relationship with your body allows you to understand exactly how it works, and what it is and isn't compatible with.

Practices:

  • Eating Real Food
  • Meditation
  • Exercise
  • Tai Chi
  • QiGong
  • Cold Showers
  • Holotropic Breathing
  • Treating your body like you would an expensive car

Resources:

  • Paul Chek
  • Josh Trent
  • Elliot Hulse
  • Aubrey Marcus
  • Joe Rogan

My Startup Projects

I enjoy creating fun, interractable applications in my free time, and have learned far more from creating my own software than I learned during any of my classes.

My walkthroughs for most Machine Learning algorithms.

alden.ai

An online multi-gaming community with a multitude of custom modded servers.

thicc.io

An app that's more about what you're doing than what you're thinking.

Shutdown in 2018

Testimonials

People I've worked with have said some nice things...

"Alden is an absolute wizard when it comes to all things web and technology. The way he was able to take powerful charge and great care of our Wellness Force brand was exceptional and exceeded my expectations."

Josh Trent

CEO, Wellness Force
wellnessforce.com

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I’m Always open to Discussing Product Development Work or Partnership opportunities.