Alejandro (Alex) began his hacker journey at the ripe young age of 15, causing minor (read: probably not illegal) trouble on AOL. While studying Physics in college, he learned all about how distributed computing could help with massive simulations of scientific problems in heavy ion collisions, and he's been in love with distributed computing ever since. Upon entering the real world, he spent a few years working in the information security field. But late at night, when no one was looking, he would play around with distributed computing, and he began applying it to web app hacking, thus effectively combining two of his favorite things.
He originally started Hyperion Gray as a venue for releasing his open source stuff, but it picked up speed and eventually he decided to leave his day job to focus on Hyperion Gray full time. We think he made the right decision.