Matthew McCullough is an energetic 14 year veteran of enterprise software development, open source education, vice president of Training at GitHub, and co-founder of Ambient Ideas, LLC, a Denver consultancy. Matthew currently is a member of the JCP, reviewer for technology publishers including O'Reilly, author of the Presentation Patterns & Anti-Patterns book, multi-year speaker on the No Fluff Just Stuff tour, author of the DZone Maven, Git & Google App Engine RefCards. He channels his teaching energy through activities as President of the Denver Open Source Users Group.
Matthew loves technology, but has always had a parallel passion for teaching technical topics. He's struggled with the same challenges that any presenter would -- assembly of slides, hardware meltdowns, venue catastrophes, audience attentiveness, and acceptance to international venues he never thought would actually say yes. Matthew is excited to share these learning experiences and concrete solutions to the challenges in both story and recipe form in this book.
Matthew resides in Denver with his beautiful wife and daughter, who are active in nearly every outdoor activity Colorado offers. He writes frequently on software and presenting.