Hey 👋. I’m Matt.

I love connecting with technology communities to develop products and organic content to inspire open source adoption.

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:

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.

Articles

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:

My How-to for the Snap Telemetry Framework

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10 Job Titles and Why You Might Like Them (Or Won't)

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3 Resources to Learn (More) about GitHub Commits

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What two communities taught me about my expectations for community

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The Impact of Mistaken Sales Cycles — An Analysis of Yelp

“You shouldn’t use Yelp,” told a new friend of mine. “Their sales model is extortion that bullies local businesses.

My Latest Obsession: Admins becoming Developers

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The Oxymoron of Productivity

How I was more productive in the last 2 weeks without productivity tools than I ever was with them No matter your exact job role, you are a project manager.