Matt Farina

About Matt

Quick Bio

Matt works on the Cloud Native Computing Team at Samsung SDS where he focuses on cloud native applications. He is an author, speaker, podcaster, and regular contributor to open source. Matt has been developing software for over 25 years.

More Detail

Matt is a software engineer with a current focus on cloud native computing and applications. In addition to working on the Cloud Native Computing Team at Samsung SDS, he is co-lead of Kubernetes SIG Apps and co-host of the Cloud Native Podcast.

As an open source developer Matt has contributed to and has sometimes been in a leadership role for Kubernetes, OpenStack, Drupal, Glide, PHP HTML5 Parser, and several 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 mentors startups through Techstars Mobility.

Prior to his current work, Matt worked at Hewlett Packard Enterprise (formerly Hewlett-Packard) focusing on advacned technologies and cloud computing, worked at Palantir.net focusing on website and web applicaiton 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).