My name is Matt Brophy and I am a budding Software Developer with a passion for helping people. I strive to create applications that help people leverage the power of technology.
I always thought I wanted to be an Urban Planner. I received a BA in Community, Environment, & Planning from the University of Washington in 2013 and began my journey to acquire a position with a local municipality as a Planner. I reached my goal in the end of 2017 when I became a planner at the City of Shoreline, but I soon realized that it wasn't really the job I had always dreamed of. After a year on the job I realized that, for me, being a planner was much more about bureaucracy and "glorified homework checking" than it was about creatively designing public and private spaces.
Combining my past experience as an Urban Planner and Project Manager with my newly found software development skills, I hope to find a position with a growing company where I can work collaboratively and further develop my skills.
I live in Shoreline, WA with my Wife and two cats. While I am excited and willing to work in / learn any technologies, I am currently thoroughly enjoying working primarily in React and Ruby on Rails.