Matt has been involved in software development since he was building simple games on his parents’ Commodore VIC20. He’s fully embraced the concepts of full stack engineering having done web, desktop, mobile, and middleware software development, as well as networking, client/server system design, database, storage, and others. He started out dabbling in Mac development in the early 2000s, but really dove in head-first with the launch of the iPhone. Since then, he’s done Mac and iOS development for major publishers, marketing companies, and technology companies such as myYearbook, MeetMe, AWeber Communications, along with smaller companies like his current startup: Skaffl, an education apps company.
He’s actively involved in the Philadelphia tech scene with Android Alliance, Philly Cocoaheads, and Bucks County Tech Meetup. In addition, he loves music - singing, playing guitar and bass, and moonlighting in community choirs as needed.
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In the past few years, seemingly every device has become “Smart.” Everything from your television to your toothbrush now stores, retrieves, and displays information from the Internet, and from that device’s surroundings. In this glorious new domain of the "Personal" Area Network, is there a place for good ol’ REST when many of these devices don’t even connect directly to the Internet? I’ll show you why, with the help of our new SDK friends CloudKit, HealthKit, and Multipeer Connectivity Framework, it’s time to give REST some rest.