Alan Skontra

Alan Skontra writes for New Jersey Tech Weekly, and also contributes to the Hudson Reporter newspaper, hMag Magazine and Patch. Originally from New Jersey, he grew up in Virginia and studied government and international politics, and later nonfiction creative writing as a graduate at George Mason University. He returned to New Jersey in 2009 and now resides in Hoboken. Find him at @alanskontra on twitter. This article originally appeared in New Jersey Tech Weekly in November.