Alex McLean is a musician, developer and researcher based in Sheffield, UK. As a live coder, Alex performs widely as part of the long-lived band Slub (with Dave Griffiths and Adrian Ward), the roots band Rafiki Jazz, the live code+drum duo Canute, and also collaborates with drummer Paul Hession, noise artist xname and singer-guitarist Jake Harries. Alex is active across the digital arts, and co-runs the TOPLAP organisation for the promotion of live algorithm programming, algorithmic techno promoters Algorave, and the ChordPunch algorithmic record label. He has also organised around 80 Dorkbot electronic art events in Sheffield and London. Alex is also a Research and Teaching Fellow in the University of Leeds, completing his PhD thesis "Artist-Programmers and Programming Languages for the Arts" in 2011 at Goldsmiths, University of London.