πŸ§‘β€πŸ’» About Me

I have been programming for over 25 years and I am now taking a break from being a professional software developer to teach others everything I know.

What I’m Working On

  1. 🎬 On my YouTube channel, I make videos about software development and entrepreneurship and the skills you need to be successful as a software developer. Check out my latest videos.
  2. ✍🏻 On this website I write about software development, personal development and entrepreneurship, as well summaries of the books I have read and the tech I use the most.
  3. πŸ’Œ I write a weekly email newsletter called Sunday Syntax, where I share my thoughts on software development and how to use your coding skills to transform your life.

More Info

I first learnt how to code when I was 8 years old πŸ‘¦, with a Windows 3.1 computer πŸ’Ύ that my Dad had brought home from work and saved from the scrap heap.

I always wanted to be an inventor when I was younger and with programming, I found I could invent whatever I wanted with just my imagination and the computer.

This was back in 1995 before the internet was mainstream so I had to learn everything from an old book.

I started by learning BASIC but then moved on to creating desktop applications with Visual Basic 6. I learnt web development when I was 11 and started creating websites and uploading them using FTP to a free web server.

I continued creating websites throughout my teenage years before going off to University and studying Physics πŸ‘¨β€πŸ”¬. At university, I got experience with C and Fortran through my computational physics modules but by this point, I had already self-taught myself programming.

The summer after graduating I got my first job as a software developer and over the last 12 years I have worked my way up from Graduate Developer, Senior Developer to Engineering Manager and learnt how to build products that scale.

In 2022, after 12 years as a professional software developer, I wasn’t feeling fulfilled. I wanted to spend my time having more of an impact on society by teaching what I know and helping others become great developers. So I quit my job and the cushy 6 figure salary that goes with it to help people on their development journey.

Get In Touch

  1. 🐦 Twitter - If you want to ask me a question you can contact me @alexhyettdev.
  2. 🏞 Instagram - For a behind-the-scenes look at my life as a software developer as well as some helpful tips you can find me on Instagram also @alexhyettdev
  3. πŸ“§ Email - For longer questions or business enquiries you can email me (hi@alexhyett.com). I read all my emails but unfortunately, there isn’t enough time in the day to respond to all of them.