Alexander Hiam is a freelance embedded systems designer. He has a bachelor's degree in computer science (embedded systems) from Marlboro College. He is the sole proprietor of Gray Cat Labs, where he has been doing contract software and hardware development since 2012. Alex developed and actively maintains the PyBBIO Python library for BeagleBone. He has designed BeagleBone Capes professionally for clients, and he also actively contributes to the BeagleBone community by helping provide support on the mailing list and IRC channel and mentoring for the BeagleBoard.org organization during Google Summer of Code.