Alex Willen's Profile

Title: Developer Advocate

Recent Posts by Alex


Why I’m Excited about Developer Day at BoxWorks

Friday, September 28th, 2012

I joined Box more than three years ago, which is fantastic not only because it gives me the privilege of waxing nostalgic to new hires about the good old days, but also because I’ve...


Box in London: 3 Reasons Tech City is Seeing Explosive Growth

Friday, September 7th, 2012

Last week, a few of us on the Box platform team had a chance to go visit London’s equivalent of Silicon Valley, more commonly known as Tech City. Tech City sits in East London,...


Redefining Work: A Recap of Our First Community Hackathon

Thursday, August 16th, 2012

This weekend, 150 developers joined us at Box HQ to redefine work, and they produced some clever, creative and downright useful applications. We were joined by TokBox, Twilio,,...

Announcing the 2012 Box Dev Hackathon

Thursday, July 19th, 2012

Today’s tools just haven’t kept up with the people that use them, which is why our team is dedicated to creating a product that has the power of traditional enterprise software...


Simple Video Conferencing with Tenhands and Box

Monday, July 9th, 2012

Video conferencing has been done and redone, for consumers, businesses, and everyone in between. That makes sense, of course, given that we’re all more mobile than ever before,...


New Integration: Be a Project Management Maven with LiquidPlanner + Box

Thursday, June 21st, 2012

Ask any project manager, and they’ll tell you that their job requires great tools to keep their team organized and informed about what’s happening. Box is one of those tools,...


WWDC Wrap-Up: How Apple is Powering the Next Generation of Businesses

Friday, June 15th, 2012

More than two years ago, in the time after the announcement of the iPad but before the first one hit the shelves, I was an intern at Box, and I remember a conversation I had with our...

WWDC Partner Talks: NOUSguide on How the iPad is Changing Businesses

Wednesday, June 13th, 2012

When most people think about the Box platform, they think about integrations with Salesforce, Google Docs and our OneCloud partners. What few people see, however, are the custom apps...


WWDC Partner Talks: How Parse Helps Developers Scale

Tuesday, June 12th, 2012

Building iPad apps isn’t all beautiful design – every app requires complex backend processes that store data and keep everything running smoothly on the surface. One company, Parse,...