Meet Alex Thissen – Gaia GPS Software Developer

Alex joined Gaia GPS in April 2016 as a software developer. He works on back-end services and GIS, writing Python code and making maps.

After receiving a masters degree in mechatronics in Belgium, Alex and his partner moved to Canada for a life of snowy adventure. While working as a research engineer, Alex became an avid Gaia GPS user, and he used Gaia GPS to explore the backcountry wilderness all around Vancouver, on skis and on foot.

Alex enjoys hiking, trail running, and backcountry skiing, and treasures the deep wilderness around Vancouver. For each adventure, he spends hours of planning, to find the best overnight spots, or to stake out a safe route in a whiteout.