Hi, my name is Matthew. I love making things, from bread to a RaspberryPi temperature gauge. I am a Full Stack Engineer specializing in Ruby on Rails, who has product development and business management experience. From an early age I developed an affinity for computers, which was initially sparked through playing the Oregon Trail in elementary school, but my curiosity quickly led to messing around with the command line in DOS. I built my first website with my younger sister when I was in the 8th grade, it was centered on downloadable add-ons for the driving simulator Midtown Madness. It was at that point when I knew I was hooked on the concept of making computers do things. Fast forward to the more recent past when I transitioned from a small business owner to a product development position at a health tech company. I also decided to pursue a degree in computer science, but quickly learned that the traditional education experience wasn’t for me. I enrolled in Dev Bootcamp after completing the core computer science courses at the college I was attending. Dev Bootcamp offered an alternative way of preparing for a career in software development and provided the practical experience that was lost in traditional education.