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Alex Urevick-Ackelsberg

Alex Urevick-Ackelsberg

Alex Urevick-Ackelsberg is Partner & Business Lead at Zivtech, LLC, an Open Source/Drupal web development company located in Old City. Alex has been working at the cross section of technology and politics/organizing sincesince he hooked up with Music for America, a voter education and registration initiative, during the U.S. 2004 presidential campaign. Before he began working professionally with Drupal he helped to create numerous blogs and online communities including Young Philly Politics (where his official title is "technical overlord"), Blue Force, a progressive national security site, and Future Majority, which looks at the intersections of youth, culture, and politics.

Alex worked at The New School for Social Research in New York City for eight years, where he also received his Bachelors and Masters degrees, both of which focused on psychology, politics, and communications. After he left the New School, Alex worked various jobs in politics and communications, including doing Online Marketing/Internet Outreach for the award winning film The War Tapes, working as the Youth and Cultural Field Organizer for Philadelphians Against Santorum, and managing a City Council race in Philadelphia.

When not working with Drupal or using Social Networks to discuss and debate politics Alex can usually be found hanging out with his wife and infant daughter, tinkering with his salt water reef tanks, propagating corals, and otherwise feeding his life-long love for all things living.

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