Every Friday we get a little bit personal on the MetingPlay blog, and feature one of the many dedicated members of our team who contribute to success of the mobile event apps and event technology solutions we build and provide. From front end developers, to technology officers, to operations and more - each and every mobile event app that MeetingPlay produces has a multitude of hard and long work behind it, and we are grateful for each team member behind them.
This week we are meeting MeetingPlay's Matt G. Matt is MeetingPlay's dedicated senior architect of development, but we more commonly refer to him as the MeetingPlay cheerleader, because of the smiles that he brings each of us every day in his own way. Meet Matt:
1. What was your first job – tell us about it.
My first job was having a paper route - I realized quickly at a young age, that this type of job wasn't for me when I would throw the papers away when I got sick of delivering them.
2. Who has influenced you most in your professional path/career?
I saw the strenuous work that my father had to endure daily as a plumber, and knowing from back in my paper route days, I wasn't meant to be in that field. Having a newborn daughter, I was able to take the work ethic I had seen in my grandfather, and attribute it to something I was passionate about - and knew I could make a decent living with.
3. What's your favorite part about working in the event technology (or events) industry?
Having been part of the event technology industry for over 8 years, it's really hard to pick just one thing - but I think one of my favorite has been the people I have gotten to work with and help in my senior role at MeetingPlay.
4. Looking back, what career advice would you tell your 18-year-old self?
Development is a hard job - it requires a lot of dedication and commitment, as well as continuous learning of new languages and codes. I think I would have told myself looking back to invest more.
5. What's your favorite thing to do when you're not working?
Living in sunny California - I am a fan of the outdoors, and spending time with my family.
As the office cheerleader, Matt's humor is a strong asset in addition to his intelligence. We're truly grateful to have Matt as part of the MeetingPlay team.
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