Matt Farina

About Matt

Quick Bio

Matt is a software architect working at Rancher Labs where he focuses on cloud native technologies. He is an author, speaker, and regular contributor to open source. Matt has been developing software for over 30 years. He is currently a maintainer of Helm and co-chair of Kubernetes SIG Apps.

More Detail

As an open source developer Matt has contributed to and has sometimes been in a leadership role for Kubernetes, Helm, OpenStack, Drupal, Glide, PHP HTML5 Parser, a Go SemVer library, and many other projects.

To share the lessons learned solving problems and building products, Matt writes (such as the book Go in Practice), blogs, speaks at conferences, and has even co-organized several conferences.

Fostering technology growth, Matt sits on the board to Enjoy Creativity, a non-profit that focuses on technology for churches and ministries, and has previously mentored startups through Techstars Detroit.

Prior to his current work, Matt worked at Samsung SDS focusing on cloud native technologies and Hewlett Packard Enterprise (formerly Hewlett-Packard) focusing on advanced technologies and cloud computing, worked at focusing on website and web application development, and founded podcasts such as the Geeks & God Podcast and Super Average Podcast.

Matt has degree in Electrical Engineering from Michigan State University and spent several years working for General Dynamics Land Systems as an engineer working on testability, prognostics, diagnostics, and other elements of vehicles.

Matt is happily married to a brilliant woman (she chose him after all) and has amazing kids (most of the time).