Matt Lewellyn

Matt Lewellyn

Senior Software Engineer

Computers became a large part of my life when I picked up Visual Basic back in 1997. Born and raised in Connecticut, I went to Cedarville University in Ohio to major in computer science, then moved to Kentucky. After freelancing for about a year, picking up coding projects where I could find them, I started working part-time for Randy (back when the company was still RCS Computers). Part-time became full-time a couple years later.

While my primary responsibility is to write code, I also frequently interact with the customer to understand their needs, as a business. As our toolset has adapted over the last few years, I have had the opportunity to learn new solutions and technical skills over time.

My wife Rachel and I were married on August 6, 2011, and we are greatly blessed (and shed upon) by our standard Schnauzer mix, Elfie. My B.S. is in Computer Science, and I also have an M. Div.

Q&A

Do you deserve a geek badge? Why or why not?

For: Mystery Science Theater 3000. Nothing further needed.

Against: I enjoy the outdoors. Then again, I don’t know why that would be against geek-hood…

What’s your favorite bumper sticker?

“If you can read this, back off”

What would you do if you didn’t have to work?

Exercise a lot more. ? Find some places to volunteer at, and spend some time backpacking.

What do you miss most about being a child?

Blissful ignorance of violence, taxes, etc.

What do you like most about your job? What do you like least?

Most – I like knowing that my employer is honest; it sets me at ease to know my work hours aren’t supporting deceit.

Least – It’s too easy to “zone in” – focusing so much on the computer screen that I miss seeing the world around me.

What’s one of your favorite websites?

http://userfriendly.org – yes, I have the printed 10-year anthology

What’s your favorite quote?

“For every complex problem there is an answer that is clear, simple, and wrong” (H. L. Mencken).

What’s your goal in life?

To find ways to help people where they are.