I’m Matt, a software creator. Here are things I do:
Consult on the Django web framework
Build apps on Twitch
I’m regularly streaming on Twitch. On most Wednesday nights at 9pm Eastern time, I’m streaming on Twitch to build a Django application. My primary goal is to teach others how to build complex web projects and all the skills that they’ll need to produce something that’s more than a tutorial app.
Want to check it out? I post the streams on YouTube at the Building SaaS with Python and Django playlist.
Frederick is a lovely small city to the Northwest of Washington, D.C. I’m involved in the technology scene to find community and foster a love of tech among my fellow citizens.
- I started Python Frederick in 2015 and continue to organize it (with some fantastic co-organizers).
- I helped coordinate the city’s first Hackathon.
- Through my efforts on a team of tech volunteers, we earned Frederick a finalist spot in Amazon’s 2017 City on a Cloud Innovation Challenge.
I care deeply about my home, and I push hard to make sure that its citizens have the opportunity to learn about technology.
I enjoy spending time on many open source projects. These days I’m mostly working on Django apps, but I’ve maintained some open source projects and still work on some of them today.
Django REST Framework JSON API
Automated software testing is generally useful,
Test Anything Protocol (TAP)
is a way to track those automated results.
a set of TAP generators for Python
that hook in with Python’s testing ecosystem.
The core project is called
I’m currently the software architect at Doctor on Demand. Doctor on Demand connects patients to doctors with video calls to solve common health problems. I write code using Django to make the patient experience as good as it can be.
I am a family man. I consider myself blessed to have a loving wife, Elease, and two great kids, Mark and Faye. My children are young so my life is a little hectic, but that’s perfectly fine with me.
I am a Christian, and I attend New Hope OPC. My hope is that my faith reflects on all of my behavior, and that I show kindness, humility, and love.