Contributor to various technology publications:
Over seven years writing on technology related topics and over ten years working closely with desktop computers, notebooks and smart phones. Coming from a PC repair background, offering experiences as both a technology enthusiast and someone with strong opinions on the technology used in daily life. Operating system experience consists of both Windows and Linux operating platforms. Article samples are available at Datamation.com.
Providing WordPress and static website support. Improving website readiness, verifying SEO needs, and developing creative solutions to various website challenges. Most recently, I provided WordPress back-end support for ShockingGoat.com.
Product evangelism and community outreach:
Has worked as a community manager, outreach coordinator and technology evangelist for a number of companies. Currently providing technology evangelist, blogging and community outreach for Earth Networks (WeatherBug).
Maintains a loyal following on YouTube and at MattHartley.com by offering helpful Linux how-to tutorials. Reader/viewer response has been outstanding as various how-to projects are addressed. Most recently, began providing how-to segments for the Linux Action Show.
Software usability, social media communications, technology evangelism, blogging, problem solving.
Freelance Technical Writer - OpenLogic
February 2012 – Present
Currently write problem solving articles on Linux/Open Source software. Articles presented offer close topic analysis, along with helpful resources whenever possible.
Linux Action Show Co-host - Jupiter Broadcasting
December 2011 (segments) / Co-hosting August 2012 – Present
I co-host the Linux Action Show with Chris Fisher, the most popular Linux specific podcast on the planet.
Contributor - QuinStreet
2007 – Present
Currently write editorial articles on Linux/Open Source software for Datamation.com. Articles presented offer close topic analysis, along with helpful resources when possible.
Technology Evangelist - WeatherBug (Earth Networks)
2006 – Present
Works closely with WeatherBug as a Technology Evangelist. Blogging, working as a conduit for the community to provide feedback, while making sure that the users come first when using WeatherBug’s latest products for the mobile world or the desktop.
Editorial - Digify Media
September 2010 – June 2011
Was in charge of the editorial direction for an iOS application called TrendOY! The application was designed to offer iPhone users with instant tech news alerts. Content covered was generally mobile industry and venture capital related.
Contributor - Lockergnome
January 2004 – June 2011
First article for Lockergnome appeared in their IT Professionals newsletter on December 3rd, 2003. After that, daily articles on mobile, desktop, notebook, software and other related article topics were provided. The articles appearing on Lockergnome ranged from how-to pieces to engaging editorials.
Contributor - CoolTechZone
2005 – 2010
Provided a daily dose of tech news, mobile phone releases, software previews/reviews, among other related topics as requested from the editor.
Producer - Weezy and The Swish
2005 – 2007
When Laura Swisher first left TechTV’s Unscrewed after its cancellation, I believed there was still more work to be done. Sometime later, Laura Swisher, myself and Premiere Radio co-founder Louise Palanker created an audio podcast in the spirit of comedy called “Weezy and The Swish”.
I am currently accepting new consulting and writing assignments on a case by case basis, so feel free to email me if you have something in mind.