I’m Matt (@matthiasak), and I am genuinely excited to announce my new investment in our great state of “Tech-sas”! I will be investing my time and passion as the Front End Instructor with the “fresh n’ clean” TIY office here in Houston!
But “don’t you worry bout’ a thang’”, I’m an Oklahama-born, Texas-raised southerner with Australian and Scottish residences. I’ve also had a fair share of interest and travel through other corners of the world. This generally means I take interest in anything and everything that doesn’t involve the Martian culture. 😉
I never could have imagined five years ago that I would be pursuing this opportunity; at that time I was preparing to build startups via the route of Capital Factory and SXSW in the social and medical spaces. Somehow, I managed to remember to do my homework while at the University of Texas. But long before this, I wanted to learn programming to make video games.
For those that don’t know me, I love to find and curate inspiration and then share it with those around me. This could be the latest crafty beer, last week’s memorable memes, or just the jokes and good-natured “humour” that comes from my numerous southern and British influences. But I will always relate back to the beauty of fine-dining, especially if said food involves a southern flair.
Thus, at any time if you are interested in saying “howdy” or “cheers”, come on by The Iron Yard and we can talk shop, swap stories, and joke about BBC’s Top Gear over something culinary, brewed, or fermented. This should be tasty…