AJPowell.Info Posts

June 24, 2021

We mostly keep this website focused on my vanity projects — my racing league, occasional magic performances and writing projects. Today’s different. Today I’m makin’ a shift in the real world. I am beyond thrilled to announce that I will be joining Service Express, Inc. as their new Director of Software, starting mid-July. Learn more…

May 30, 2021

It’s hard to believe that we’ve been in virtual lockdown for over a year now. It’s hard to believe, for the first time in my life, there were NO FANS allowed at last year’s Indy 500. It’s hard to believe the world’s opening up again. It’s hard to believe, after all we’ve been through in…

April 28, 2021

Hey y’all! I’m excited to announce I’ll be officially joining GR Crime Tours, providing storytelling, ambiance, and more Grand Rapids history than you can shake a corpse at, beginning this summer. I’ll post dates for my tours once we’ve got it sorted out. Until then, check our GR Crime Tours for more information: https://grcrimetours.com/

March 25, 2021

We got the call today that there was room in the schedule for my wife and I to get our first doses of the Pfizer vaccine. We said ‘heck yeah’, of course, and ran down to the amazingly-well-organized DeVos Center. In and out in 30 minutes. Amazingly efficient. Amazingly easy. Both the Powell kids have…

March 2, 2021

It’s a weird Mardi Gras this year. Partially because we’re a year into our quarantine. Partially because my daughter is virtually attending college courses at Tulane, but is still upstairs in her bedroom. Partially because Easter (and Mardi Gras) are early this year. Weird, weird, weird. But I made a King Cake. So that’s something.…

February 12, 2021

Most of you know I’m the acting President of Change the Code (formerly BitCamp) – a non-profit organization dedicated to Middle School outreach to encourage girls to find careers in code. What y’all probably didn’t know is that we’ve been working in secret on a new logo. Ta-da! Check out our newly-relaunched website, too.

December 8, 2020

I’m thrilled to partner with West Michigan WORKS! and West Michigan Tech Talent to support the Hour of Code project, and thrilled to have taken part in their 2020 “sizzler” video. Nice work, y’all. Learn more about Hour of Code by clicking this link or watch the video here:

November 6, 2020

To those of you who came out to our socially-distanced backyard Halloween show: THANK YOU. To those of you who laughed and found amazement in my ghostly Rubik’s cube magic: THANK YOU. To those of you who didn’t feel like it was safe or responsible for you to join us in our socially-distanced extravaganza: THANK…

August 16, 2020

I know there are very few people who are both fans of the wacky stuff AJ does and fans of INDYCAR, but if you care at all about INDYCAR, you’re probably as excited and boggled as I am to see Marco Andretti come out on top in Indy 500 qualifications this weekend. Congrats on the…

July 21, 2020

We spend the last two weeks conducting the weirdest playtests of my gaming career, trying to work through the mechanics and details on a couple of new games. Do you know what’s really weird? Watching a video of people playing your game (when you can’t be there or help). You know what’s weirder? That people…