Hello, I'm Alex McKinnon.
I am a fourth year Computer Engineering student at Queen's University of Kingston Ontario.
Over my past few years at university I've been able to work on a handful of cool projects. I've built a paintball gun turret, worked on the Queen's Satellite design team, built and designed a handful of websites, helped with the operations of Queen’s Space Conference, and have lead multiple teams at the disposal of the Engineering Society at Queen’s University.
In my first year I joined the IT Team in the Engineering Society, back before it was rebranded as ESSDEV, where I assisted the redesign and building of the current Engineering Society website. The following year I moved laterally into the sysadmin area of work as IT Support Coordinator. In this position I was able to grow my skillset in Linux server management.
In my second year my love for photography lead me down the path of Director of Communications for the Engineering Society. I transitioned into this role for operations through my third year of schooling. This position let me work with amazingly talented individuals to strengthen the society’s brand and communications.
During my free time I worked on a start-up software company that focused on access control and management for gated communities. The Startup was brought into an incubator at Queen's University where we developed business skills required to run and operate a business.
I'm now in my fourth year, transitioning into the role of Director of Information Technology for the Engineering Society at Queen's University, where I’ll be starting a new initiative to automate various functions in the organization to free up the time of others to work on more productive projects of their own. On the side this position requires leading the IT operations team to oversee the society’s infrastructure, and multiple software development teams inder the ESSDEV brand.
I'm always looking for cool new opportunities, and the next step of how to better get involved with the things that interest me the most.