Working with a distributed development team presents some unique challenges, from real time communication barriers to working across different time zones. However, with the right set of tools, navigating these challenges can become manageable. In this talk, we will explore the set of tools that DZone uses to bring together a team of globally distributed developers to achieve rapid, high-quality production, as well as discover what tools others are using. If you work in a distributed team, you won’t want to miss this one!
As President and CTO, Matt leads the global engineering team at DZone, a tech media website designed for technology professionals. He began working at DZone in 2001 as a student intern and, after graduating from NC State with a BS in Electrical Engineering and Computer Engineering in 2004, Matt became the VP of Engineering. Since then, he and Rick Ross (his co-founder and DZone’s CEO) have grown DZone to attract a global audience of millions of technology professionals.
Matt is also the architect of DZone’s knowledge management software product, AnswerHub. Since its creation in 2011, he has played an integral role in growing the platform and signing on major enterprise customers like LinkedIn, eBay, GE, and many more.
Matt is happily married to his wife Kerri, and has 2 sons and a daughter.