Meet the Ascedian: Alex Conti

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What makes Ascedia special? Our people! Every week, we'll introduce you to a member of our team so you can get to know us a little better.

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Alex Conti - Technology Services Manager

MY TYPICAL WORKDAY

It's different every day!

HOW I CHOSE MY CAREER PATH

I’ve always been interested in computers, ever since I was a little kid.  A career in IT was just the natural path for me.

MY FAVORITE THING ABOUT WORKING AT ASCEDIA

The office space, location and job duties initially attracted me to Ascedia. I continue working at Ascedia mostly because of the people.

EDUCATION

Associate’s Degree from WCTC – IT/Network Specialist. Bachelor’s Degree from UWM – Information Science & Technology (currently in last semester) 

HIGH SCHOOL MASCOT

IDK, maybe a hawk of war? (We were the Arrowhead Warhawks.)

FIRST JOB

Produce department, Sentry in Delafield

BEST PIECE OF CAREER/PROFESSIONAL ADVICE I'VE RECEIVED

During any high pressure situation, such as an IT crisis (server going down, hacked, etc.) you have to keep a cool head. It’s easier said than done, but getting frustrated will only lead to mistakes. No matter how long you’ve been working, or what time of night it is, you have to stay calm and think through the problem.

FAVORITE MILWAUKEE HANGOUT

I don’t really have a single favorite place - Humboldt Park, Riviera Maya, Wicked Hop, Brady Street...

LAST BOOK READ

Goosebumps – How I got My Shrunken Head

FAMILY

Mom – Jan
Dad – Guy
Sister – Natalie

WHAT I DO IN MY SPARE TIME

Winter – Video games, avoiding homework, going out to a bar or restaurant. Summer – Golf, going to the beach or on a boat, camping, doing anything outdoors.

SECRET TALENT

Fixing computers by just walking up to them.

MOST MEANINGFUL ACCOMPLISHMENT

Finishing my bachelor’s degree (almost) while working full-time.