Pollen People: Alex Price
Alex specialises in building bespoke web applications for large organisations. For the last 10 years he has been helping businesses grow their online presence with fast, scalable and modern solutions. A keen sportsman, when he’s not crafting elegant code – he can be found in the gym, riding his bike or doing yoga. He lives on a narrowboat just outside of Bristol.
What do you love most about your work?
The flexibility. I’m so grateful to be able to dictate my own work hours and location. I’ve been able to work from many different countries and it’s a true blessing!
What recent project are you most proud of and why?
I was recently the lead developer on a distributed application built on the Ethereum crypto-currency network. It was a challenging project with tight deadlines but I navigated the team to a successful beta launch while open-sourcing some of the modules.
How has being at Pollen Place (Stokes Croft) helped your business grow?
Being at the Pollen Place coworking space in Bristol gives me a space to focus. I used to work from home and being here has definitely helped me separate my work and home-life. There are also loads of great people working from here which is really inspiring and helpful.
Outside of work, what is the thing you most love about Bristol?
Bristol is so vibrant and buzzing! It nourishes creativity and promotes self-expression and there’s always something interesting going on.
What single book has most inspired you and why?
It’s probably the most common answer ever, but Tim Ferris’ “4 Hour Work Week” was a real inspiration to me and it’s triggered many of my business moves.
What motto do you live by?
Don’t try and change the world right this moment. But be ambitious enough to get everything you need. Don’t think small, but make the distinction between the critical and the extra.
If you weren’t coding or running around a gym, what would you be doing?
Relaxing in my boat!