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Alex Walling

Alex Walling

Field CTO at Rapid
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Bio As Field CTO, Alex and this team of sales engineers partner with Rapid executives to identify and solve technical challenges for prospective enterprise customers. With his rare mix of excellent communications and technical skills, Alex is also one of Rapid's most prolific public speakers, travelling the globe to educate business and technology leaders in the Financial Services industry about how to thrive in the API economy. Career History Alex began his career in developer relations after co-founding HackCU, a hackathon at the University of Colorado, Boulder, and then attending many other hackathons as a company representative. Alex joined the Rapid team after meeting the team at a hackathon they were sponsoring and immediately recognizing the value that Rapid was providing to developers all over the world.



In an industry struggling with API complexity, can serendipity help?

28 Feb 2023

If you’ve never seen it, do yourself a favour and check out Steve Jobs’s Stanford 2005 commencement speech. In it, one of the most successful business people of all time listed key events and decisions that he made early on—good and bad—that ended up shaping his career. Those included dropping out of college, getting fired, and taking a calligraph...