Hello, my name is Alexander Obenauer.

I run Mindsense, a creative software engineering studio where we build the email app Mail Pilot that became the #1 paid app in the entire Mac App Store within hours of its debut. We also published "Maximize Your Crowd", an ebook about how to succeed on Kickstarter, drawing from our own experience.

The community in Southwest Virginia is incredible. I get to serve on the steering committee for Make a Mark Roanoke - Blacksburg, the Board of Directors for Feed by Seed, the Board of Directors for the Roanoke - Blacksburg Technology Council, and the steering committee for TEDxVirginiaTech.

Let's connect

How we named our new product, Throttle - blog post on the Mindsense blog.

The Psychology behind Good Software Design - (video) presented at the RBTC November Tech & Toast.

Lifelong Learning and the Computer Science Curriculum at Virginia Tech - article submitted in March 2012 to the Computer Science department just before graduation.