Matthew Tyson

Hi! 👋, I'm Matthew Tyson

Software Engineer & Lifelong Learner

In the ever-evolving realm of technology, there's a quote from Kyle Simpson (getify) that resonates deeply with me:

There are no experts, we’re just at various different stages of figuring this out.

Embracing this philosophy, I’ve spent years honing my skills, consistently evolving, and engaging with the challenge and beauty of software engineering.

While my portfolio below showcases my technical proficiencies, it's my commitment to learning, adaptability, and genuine passion for improving lives through technology that sets me apart.

Computer science, much like magic, often amazes us with its capabilities and solutions, but there's a method, logic, and structure behind each trick. As Arthur C. Clarke once said, "Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic." And in many ways, the elegant solutions we devise in computer science can feel like modern-day spell-casting. The more you delve into the field and peel back its layers, the more the underlying mechanics reveal themselves, turning the "magic" into understandable, yet still wondrous, processes.

About Me

I'm a 32-year-old software engineering enthusiast, dedicated to the craft of coding and design. My mission is to make other peoples lives better and save people time through the use of technology. With a keen sense for detail and a passion for creating robust software solutions, I've accumulated skills in Python, Java, C++, and R, with a particular emphasis on machine learning applications.

My journey into the world of software began at an early age, marked by my proactive role in addressing a critical security vulnerability at my high school. This early achievement piqued my interest in cyber-security, leading me to assist my alma mater in implementing effective AD controls, safeguarding data integrity across the school. This experience has given me passion and started me down this career path. I feel a strong sense of responsibility when developing and maintaining secure software.

At Southern New Hampshire University I have taken courses in Software Development Lifecycle, Software Security, and DSA Analysis and Design, amongst others, complements my hands-on experience. This combination has honed my ability to approach challenges analytically, design efficiently, and ensure the software's security and robustness. My expected program completion month is October 2024.

Outside the realm of ones and zeros, I've taken on the role of "Master Builder" alongside my son. Together, we share my passion for constructing LEGO and battling the occasional dragon (the minecraft variety, of course). As a father, I've learned that the patience required to locate that elusive 2x4 brick in a sea of pieces isn't too different from hunting down a pesky bug in a codebase. Through play and imagination, my children continually remind me of the importance of creativity and innovation, lessons I strive to apply in my professional endeavors.

As I approach the culmination of my academic journey, I'm eager to embark on a new chapter, translating my knowledge and experiences into real-world software solutions. I'm actively seeking opportunities to contribute as a software engineer, with a keen interest in roles that leverage my skills in software development, machine learning, and cyber-security.

My Projects