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Current Role(s): 
Web developer
Digital Echidna
Contractor / developer
Cool Blue Interactive
Senior Drupal developer
Brady's Meat & Deli

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Industries Worked In: 
Software, Retail

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Somewhat of an autodidact, Matt taught himself BASIC-A programming at age 13 and C++ at age 14. Although he started with HTML when he was 15, he didn't get a chance to publish a real website until three years later, when he made a website for Brady's Meat and Deli, a small butcher shop that he still works for on his days off.

His programming experience includes writing internal web applications with Java and JSP, ECMAScript (more commonly known as JavaScript), HTML, CSS, ColdFusion and Oracle-SQL for Environment Canada, writing Delphi/Pascal for Versabanq Innovations, writing UNIX-BASH scripts to make his workflow more efficient, and a little bit of C#. Matt started working as a contractor at PeaceWorks Technology Solutions in April 2009 before becoming a full-time employee in July 2009. In June 2012, Matt started working at Myplanet Digital as a Drupal Developer, and started working with OpenConcept Consulting in October 2013. In February 2015, he started co-ordinating the bi-weekly Drupal Core Updates blog post, and became an Acquia Certified Developer. In September 2015, he joined Digital Echidna.

In his spare time, Matt likes to learn Mandarin Chinese, help out at, teach himself new programming languages, read and help other people learn to use computers. He's also an active member of, and a personal member of the Drupal Association.


On for 8 years 8 months

Over 100 edits

Documentation guides

Areas of Expertise: 
Site builder
Drupal Events: 
DrupalCon Portland 2013

Credited on 21 issues fixed in the past 1 year


Drupal Association Supporting Partner
Drupal Association Individual Member

mparker17 helps support and grow the Drupal community with the Drupal Association.

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