About ULTRA TechLife
ULTRA TechLife is all about unique science and tech expert perspectives, news, consumer tips, tech reviews, and a bit of entertainment. Our mission also involves promoting science and exploration, improving tech infrastructure, high-quality education, highlighting important news, and motivating current and future science and tech professionals.
Ben Alonzo is a unique science and tech expert, entrepreneur, professor, meteorologist, pilot, fitness pro, and journalist. He founded ULTRATechLife.com as cool, fun way to share his passion for exploring science and living smarted with technology.
Ben holds a MS in Information Technology, MS in Geoscience, MS in Health and Nutrition, and BS in Geoscience. He's a highly rated professor that teaches at some of the largest US public colleges including Valencia College, Seminole State College, and St. Petersburg College. He teaches a wide variety of courses, including computer programming, computer repair technician, earth science, environmental science, meteorology, geology, oceanography, network security, user interface design, and web development.
Ben is an entrepreneur and business partner with numerous restaurants. Alonzo is CEO of the sci-tech consulting firm Storm Sector, LLC. He's a fitness pro and a health scientist that loves sharing knowledge about public health and nutrition. Alonzo is the author of hundreds of science and tech articles, which have appeared on popular sites such as the Houston Chronicle, eHow, Sciencing, Hearst, and other news networks. Ben has written about science and tech for over ten years.
Extensive, Diverse Expertise
Ben's formal education and training background is extremely diverse. He has earned over 360 college credit hours, primarily science and tech courses. His expertise areas include earth and environmental science, severe weather meteorology, emergency medical science, public health disease prevention, emergency management, information technology, and cybersecurity.
He enjoys learning, teaching, exploring and solving problems using the latest technologies and best practices. Alonzo's classes are popular because of his unique teaching style, rare background, high-quality lectures, promotion of sound science, and consistently positive feedback from students.
Alonzo holds numerous professional licenses and certifications, including Emergency Medical Technician, A+ Information Technology Professional, American Heart Association Healthcare Provider, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) - Foodborne Illness Outbreak Environmental Assessments, Federal Aviation Administration Pilot, Federal Emergency Management Agency, Federal Communications Commission, and Professional Association of Diving Instructors Scuba Diver certification.
Ben's diverse background spans executive business leadership, entrepreneurship, enterprise computer and network systems, higher education, healthcare, emergency management, weather forecasting, telecommunications, consumer electronics, journalism, digital media production, web development, and cybersecurity. He's has worked with some of the biggest corporations, including IBM, Intuit, NCR, and CBS. He is also business partners with numerous restaurants, involved in nearly all aspects of their operation.
His formal education comes from the University of Kansas, Mississippi State University, Arizona State University, and dozens of other colleges and emergency medical science schools. *Ben is looking for co-author and equipment assistance for a medical nutrition research project as a graduate student researcher at Arizona State University's College of Health Solutions. Please contact him by viewing his graduate studies profile page.
Find What You Love
Computer programming is both a hobby and profession for Alonzo. He has developed anything from weather radar and warning to real estate database software. Ben gained expertise in C++, HTML/CSS, Java, PHP, Python, Visual Basic, and XML. He picked up programming initially as a teen and then started studying various languages in college as well as on-the-job. He enjoys component-level PC troubleshooting and repair (soldering, replacing internal batteries, screens, etc.) and he regularly builds custom, multi-OS, high-end desktop computers.
Ben is deep into consumer electronics, technical writing, testing, and reviewing new products about to be introduced to the market. Some of the products he has tested include smart televisions, media players, tablets, two-way radios, wireless routers, gaming systems, drones, digital cameras, weather radios, scientific instruments, and solar power equipment. Testing involves performance checks, measurements, firmware bug identification and fix recommendations, creating review videos and articles, and writing easier owner's manuals and online guides for users. He loves to help consumers make great choices, find budget technology, and gives them free tips to get the most out of products he reviews.
Overcoming Extreme Life Challenges
Ben is no stranger to rare, unique circumstances and life challenges. He worked hard, through diet and exercise to lose 140 pounds, regularly going to the gym and is now a male fitness model. He also survived numerous economic crashes where he had to start over, building successful businesses by making strategic decisions. It took him 6 months to walk normally again after experiencing a massive bilateral pulmonary embolism, where he was in the ICU for a month, after routine surgery went wrong. Since then, he has become a fitness pro, more focused on life and success than ever, constantly working on himself and helping others. He has lots of unique, fascinating stories that captivate, motivate, and inspire.
Hobbies are a cool way to get exercise, learn, apply, study, and stay entertained, especially with the stresses of life. Ben is a licensed private pilot that loves flying whenever he can. He is also a musician that loves guitar, likes to produce videos, loves gaming, enjoys traveling all over the world and meeting new people. He is also an FCC-licensed Advanced Class ham radio operator that loves experimenting with antennas. You may have seen some of his storm pictures or videos on TV as well because he is also a veteran storm chaser.
Ben loves athletic adventures, working out in the gym, running, mountain biking, and surf fishing. In his free time, he has also spent over fifteen years volunteering with multiple organizations to serve the community. He wants to get into independent filmmaking.
Advertising & Sponsorship Opportunities
We are actively looking for potential advertisers, sponsors, and business partners that have products or services of interest to our audience. We feature content from expert perspectives to potential customers and industry leaders. Ben also loves to show off the latest science and tech stuff in the classroom, online, and during public events. Our audience continues to grow, and we are always looking for awesome products and services. See the media kit for more information, public speaking, interview, and sponsorship requests. Feel free to contact us with your questions or requests.
Public Speaking Requests
Ben loves to speak about science and tech topics. Please see the contact page or his academic college profile pages for public speaking requests (schools, government, corporate, and non-profit organizations welcome).
Join ULTRA TechLife
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