Alyx is the co-founder / CTO of Kip and an award-winning designer and technologist in NYC. Alyx earned her MFA at Parsons, the New School for Design and BA at University of Southern California. Her master's thesis on WiFi mesh networks and local app platform Tidepools is used on the ground in cities around the world. The network built with Red Hook Initiative and Open Technology Institute helped Red Hook, Brooklyn recover from Hurricane Sandy and was featured at The White House, Harvard, New York Times, etc. Alyx's past work is in art direction for agencies and animation for the Large Hadron Collider at CERN.