Matt Baer

summary

Always looking to use the computer as a creative tool. Over the last 20 years, I've gone from making hand-written websites, to gif animations, to TI-BASIC programs, to Flash games, to modern web, mobile, and desktop applications.

Historically, I've found a niche developing mobile apps for nascent startups. But I've always loved the web more. In 2014 I started building the writing tool I always wanted to use, and today it helps hundreds of thousands of people around the world publish their work, with their privacy intact, on the independent web.

current

January 2015–
Founder, Musing Studio
Brooklyn, NY

Musing Studio is an independent product studio making a suite of web publishing tools for artists.

It starts with Write.as — a clean, focused place for your writing, whether you write for yourself, friends, or strangers. Writers, magazines, and public libraries use it to create blogs, newsletters, and entire com­mu­ni­ties. Today it serves over 4.5 million daily page views across more than 350,000 sites. Musing Studio is 100% founder owned and operated, with no exit plans in sight.

past

October 2015–February 2018
Senior Mobile Engineer, Breezy HR
Jacksonville, FL

Expanded the capabilities of a user-friendly applicant tracking system to mobile, launching a native Android app and developing the iOS app in Swift. Breezy was acquired by Learning Technologies Group in 2019.

June 2013–July 2015
Lead Android Developer, SportsYapper
Jacksonville, FL

Led Android development on a top-ranked sports social media app. SportsYapper was shut down in 2015.

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

Extended the functionality of augmented reality platform FreshAiR, enabling immersive educational experiences for students around the world. MoGo Mobile was disbanded in 2013 and later shut down.

January 2007–August 2009
Junior Developer, Tracen Technologies
Manassas, VA

Designed and built websites, including the company website at the time, and several client projects.

education

August 2008–May 2012
Radford University
Radford, VA

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