Fred Bliss

Co-Founder and CTO in Chicago, Illinois

Fred Bliss

Co-Founder and CTO in Chicago, Illinois

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Hi, I'm Fred. I'm addicted to technology, gadgets, and all things data. I'm the co-founder and CTO of Aptitive, a data consulting firm in Chicago. We work primarily with mid-size organizations to create custom applications, data integration interfaces, and analytical data platforms - all to help make data accessible and meaningful to those who need it. I help implement and architect these things using a variety of technology and tools, and I occasionally write articles about it as well. I love what I do, and couldn't imagine any other path in life. I also can speak Japanese.

Aside from technology, I love spending time with my family, getting stuck in Wikipedia holes while losing track of time, and binging through the latest television series (The Wire is #1).

My most memorable experience was taking a six month leave from work life to backpack (and blog) through SE Asia and Eastern Europe. Nostalgia'ing about the trip is one of my favorite activities - I'm always happy to talk about and share my travel experiences.

You can reach me through almost every social media platform, but I've put my primary ones below.

  • Work
    • Aptitive
  • Education
    • University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign