Hey 👋. I’m Matt.
I love connecting technology communities to products by building systems that inspire open source adoption. I also love learning to lead with openness, honesty by making the implicit explicit.
Teams I’ve managed:
- The product management team for Production Engineering at Target
- The product, program, and content teams behind Red Hat’s digital communities, including Opensource.com
- The community and marketing teams at Sensu, from seed to series A
- Leading the vision for product owners and DevRel in part of Intel managing open source projects, including Snap
- Leading the vision for EMC’s advocacy program
Communities I’m a part of:
I work hard to connect and contribute to a broad range of communities of practice. Grouping in order of recency, that includes:
- Kubernetes, Open Source (the OSI, GitHub, and CNCF), and Developer Relations
- Python programming language and Go programming language
- DevOps (via the monitoring & observability sub-tribe)
- Virtualization (especially VMware), Infosec, and Storage (especially EMC and NetApp)
Communities I’ve Helped Build:
- Enable Architect as the founding editorial lead.
- Opensource.com as a Technical Editor and designer of the Correspondent program.
- The CHAOSScast podcast to highlight the value of open source and common metrics.
- DevRel Collective as a maintainer, designer of the rebrand, and creator of the website (v1).
- The Geek Whisperers podcast as a co-creator and co-host for 5 years.
- Commitmas: learning GitHub socially to collaborative learn Git and GitHub with the vBrownBag community.
- The Sensu Community leading community initiatives from maintainer practices to user summits.
- Snap: the open telemetry framework (EOL 2018) building brand, documentation, maintainer and contributor strategy.
- The EMC Elect (EOL 2017) as program lead, designing the business plan, brand, and community engagement.
- The Basho Community (EOL 2017) as the community leader and a maintainer.
Projects I’ve Contributed To:
I often open small PRs as I work through new problem or as a way of saying thank you to a project. That’s led to contributions to Kubernetes, the CHAOSS community, iPython, Chezmoi, this Notion wrapper for Linux, Slack API Tutorial, Go GitHub library, Slack Go library, Leeroy from Docker, Awesome Maintainers, The Lita project, Homebrew, CHAOSS project, the CNCF Landscape, and many more. I also consulted behind-the-scenes for Exercism and continue to recommend joining their community because I ❤️ them.
Some of my more popular articles are off domain, like The right and wrong way to set Python 3 as default on a Mac. Here are some more: