10 second bio...
Hey folks! I'm Matt and I'm a Systems Engineer.
I grew up (Middle School, High School, College) in the US Military communities in Germany.
I started my programming/systems career in 1999 and have mostly been doing contract work, with several stints in leadership (CTO, VP Engineering).
Currently, I'm focused on training engineers to maximize their systems for growth and performance.
I'm based in Bucharest and NYC.
High Velocity Ops
My specialty is helping companies drastically lower their systems costs and speed-up their systems development.
Poor systems can cripple or kill a business. Great systems can scale to billion dollar companies with only a few engineers.
With High Velocity Ops
I teach engineers the top strategies for bypassing risk and going faster than they ever thought possible.
is a training program for Startup Founders and Early Startup Employees that want to optimize their web operations for maximum business growth. It covers the top strategies for setting up your web operations to grow your startup as fast as possible.
is a training program for current and future CTOs and Technical Managers who have responsibility for Systems/Ops/DevOps Engineers. It covers strategies for optimizing your web operations for maximum speed and reliability.
is a systems audit and improvement program.
- Remove risks that could cripple or kill your business
- Accelerate growth with low-cost, scalable systems
Taste Test: Puppet, Chef, SaltStack, Ansible
The book compares the top system automation tools and takes the reader through a simple automation project to show how to implement identical tasks using each tool.
I've released 3 editions of the book so far and it has sold over 2000 copies.
the book started out as a blog post, but after 180 pages, I realized it was no longer a blog post and so I released it as a book!
A weekly newsletter about the systems orchestration tool Ansible. I ran the newsletter for a couple of years and it grew to have over 4000 subscribers.
B.S. in Computer Science from University of Maryland: Europe
Magna Cum Laude
Smith Scholarship / University Scholarship
Some Past Clients
Projects Featured In
Basecamp: Customer data leakage
DigitalOcean: Inadvertant SSH key reuse
Carnegie Mellon University: SQL injection vulnerability
(and many more for my private clients...)
Ansible: Up and Running by Lorin Hochstein
Badass: Making Users Awesome by Kathy Sierra