My name is Matt Eaton and welcome to the Agnostic Development blog. I started this blog as an outlet to discuss interesting development topics that I run into throughout my career in software development. Currently, I am a senior engineer and team lead at LexTech Global Services, in Chicago, IL overseeing enterprise level iOS projects with an emphasis on implementing mobile solutions on a long term roadmap. Previous to working at Lextech I was the Lead Technical Developer at Trekk, in Rockford, IL. At Trekk I was in charge of the implementation and the management of all iOS and the majority of the web projects that were implemented. When I am not coding at work I also enjoy coding in my free time and attending various mobile and data science meetups throughout the Chicagoland area. I enjoy discussing topics on the Swift mailing list and really I enjoy reading about what is being impletemented into the Swift language by staying current on the proposals being reviewed on Swift Evolution. Along with the Swift ecosystem other languages that I am passionate about are Python, Linux, and C/C++.
What really excites me about coding and development is the engineering and the educational aspect that is involved with developing something from the ground up. When you create a project from scratch you are essential given a blank canvas and it is up to you to use your creativity to engineer a project from the start all the way to till the finish. That is very appealing to me because these are your own ideas and your own planning being used to solve a real world problems. The other appealing side of development is the educational side that comes with building something from nothing. Every time you build a new project you learn something new, even if it is not necessarily about coding or development, you will learn something new about your customer or the product you are building. Given the chance to build something from scratch gives software developers a day in and day out chance to expand their knowledge and best practices for their craft. For this reason alone it makes me really passionate about the work I do.
Matt Eaton: firstname.lastname@example.org, Phone Number: 779-970-7544