Matt Farina

About Matt

Professionally, I'm a principal engineer (a.k.a master technologist) in the Advanced Technology Group at Hewlett Packard Enterprise where I focus on open source and cloud computing. Prior to working in the ATG, I led teams building cloud native applications and platforms within HP Cloud.

As an open source developer I've contributed to and sometimes been in a leadership role for OpenStack, Drupal, Glide, PHP HTML5 Parser, and several other projects.

To share the lessons I've learned solving problems and building products, I write (such as the book Go in Practice), blog, speak at conferences, and have even co-organized several conferences. If you have questions on the topic please feel free to reach out and ask.

I also sit on the board to Enjoy Creativity, a non-profit that creates websites for churches and ministries, and mentor startups through Techstars Mobility.

Prior to my time working in cloud computing, I spent time as a web developer working for and Tree House Agency (now part of Phase2) where I was team lead, front-end developer, and engineer.

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

Aside from engineering, I've spent time as a podcasting host (such as the Geeks & God Podcast) and volunteering.

I'm happily married to a brilliant woman (hey, she chose me), have amazing kids (most of the time), and have a wonderful family.