Matthew BrazzaI'm just a person
Let's rapid fire some facts about me so you can know me better.
- Who: Matthew Brazza (he/him) - I also go by a variety of nicknames
- What: Engineer - normally with computers/software
- Where: New York City
- When: Always (it is the city that never sleeps)
- Why: Honestly, I just think life can be made simpler with some technological help, elbow grease, and perseverance
- How: Thinking, trying, getting confused, learning, repeating - normally, I try to find solutions with the basics first (i.e., do not underestimate just semantic HTML5, CSS, and VanillaJS) and work towards Offline/Mobile-first design and accessibility(a11y), specifically internationalization(i18n) and localization(l10n), in mind.
- Uhm, Origin Story? I was born, raised, and educated in New Jersey by a bunch of Italian immigrants, 90s/00s television, and eventually Rutgers University where I got a B.S. in Electrical & Computer Engineering and a minor in Computer Science
- Oh, Favorite _____? Mmm, ask me again later
- Hobbies? Non-competitive intramural dodgeball, CitiBike, Legos, constantly tweaking my OS, Happy Hours, unironically complaining about Big Brother
- Quarks...? Well, I stick out my pinky when drinking, I draw my ampersands backwards, and am told I walk "aggressively"
You can check out this page to see me ramble in short form about various topics - do not worry, it is not another developer long-form Medium profile.
Professionally, I have been:
Software Engineer at LoanStreet (2019 November - present)
Responsibilities: ~Coming Soon~
Software Team Lead at Schneider Electric (2014 June - 2019 August)
Responsibilities: Guided a team of ten; developed new standards/workflows; liaised across teams and departments; continued role as a System Application Engineer on high profile projects
Engineering Intern at P.I.M. Brands (2013 June - 2014 April)
Responsibilities: Managed projects involving PLCs and HMIs; restored and reworked server based data storage; reconstructed and improved VBA scripts for data analysis
Personally, I am always tinkering and trying something; some examples:
- This site - feel free to inspect it (let me know of any critiques)
- Flutter - a Twitter clone to self-teach the MEAN stack and Bootstrap
- TêteRoom - a chatroom to self-teach VueJS, Sockets, and Axios
- Small programs for Project Euler, Advent of Code, CodeEval (R.I.P.), etc.
- Various Bash/Python scripts for personal use; ranging from automation and web scraping to Raspberry Pi projects
Feel free to visit my GitHub.
Feel free to reach out to me at any of the following:
You could also run into me at QueensJS or BrooklynJS.