Matthew has been involved in the global technology industry since 1998, which is interesting given his degree in History. He made his name in the database industry co-authoring six technology books, all of which sold well under a million copies. He has also been in various positions of leadership, running software development teams and generally getting all kinds of interesting things done. Raised in Idaho, he spent a decade in Colorado before settling into Kansas City where he currently lives with his family and whatever critters have set up shop in the basement and/or attic. Matthew is currently the Vice President of Technical Business Solutions at Arise Virtual Solutions.