Matt Baer

summary

Using the computer as a creative tool for over 18 years — from hand-written websites, to TI-BASIC programs, to Flash games, to modern web, mobile, and desktop applications. Writing code is the easy part; building something good is the challenge.

experience

November 2013–
Founder & CEO, Write.as / A Bunch Tell

Write.as is a simple blogging platform made just for writers. Today it hosts over 50,000 writers from around the world, helping them publish beautiful, minimalist blogs without anything in the way.

October 2015–February 2018
Senior Mobile Engineer, Breezy HR

Expanded the capabilities of a user-friendly applicant tracking system to mobile, launching the Android app within first month, developing new functionality in the native iOS app, and working with the backend team on API design.

June 2013–July 2015
Lead Android Developer, SportsYapper

Led Android development on a previously top-ranked sports social media app, working closely with the design team and CEO / product manager to improve UX.

March 2012–May 2013
Web / Mobile Developer, MoGo Mobile, Inc.

Extended the functionality of augmented reality platform FreshAiR, enabling immersive educational experiences for students around the world.

Picking up new technologies like Git and Objective-C quickly, I did front- and back-end development on the FreshAiR web application, and supporting development on the Android and iOS apps. I also helped design and develop the company's marketing site, working on-site with the co-founders for first seven months, and remotely for the rest of the time.

January 2007–August 2009
Junior Developer, Tracen Technologies

Designed and built websites, including the company website at the time, and several client projects. Worked directly with clients to gather requirements, create specifications, and address feedback.


education

August 2008–May 2012
Radford University

Major | B.S. in Computer Science: Software Engineering & Database
minor | Music History