Hello there - I'm Matt Oswalt, and the best way I can describe myself is to just fess up to it...I'm a geek. Bordering on "nerd", but doing my best. (Yes, it's an important distinction.) I realized that a technology-oriented field was my destiny when I created my first program - an alien shooter on my TI-82 calculator.

I've held a variety of different roles in my career thus far. My background includes infrastructure consulting, network ops, and software engineering. These days I write code for a living, primarly for the StackStorm project, as well as various other open source projects you can find on my GitHub profile.

Blogging is a big passion of mine - I started Keeping It Classless because my writing is a form of my own learning. When I write about something, there's a pretty good chance that the article was one of my first experiences with the topic. The writing is a way for me to force myself to do the research, generate some useful information, and as an added benefit, share it with the community as a form of giving back. It also helps me, because by participating in this community, I get exposed to a bunch of incredibly smart and helpful folks.

In addition to my technical passions, I also enjoy gaming, making beer, and spending time outdoors in the amazing state of Oregon, USA:

If you want to know more, the majority of my technical work is on my GitHub profile, but also consider following me on Twitter. I am super responsive there, and I try to keep my tweets relevant and interesting.

Thanks for stopping by!

-Matt Oswalt

P.S. I am a member of a number of community programs. My full disclaimer statement is now on it's own page here.