Employee Spotlight: Matthew Philpot, Android Developer

Currently listening to: When I started: Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots by The Flaming Lips (pt.1). When I finished: Across the Room (feat. Leon Bridges) by ODESZA

1. What do you do at Linux Academy?

I develop and maintain the Android app(s) for Linux Academy. I also work with students to debug issues they’re having their devices. Android Developer, resident Audiophile and SQL expert. Been here since March 1st, 2017

2. What did you do before this?

I worked for defense contractor called Apptricity. I was primarily responsible for developing/maintaining their current and next-gen android apps.

I graduated from UNT with a BS in Computer Science, and a minor in Technical Writing. My biggest reason for coming here was the culture and closeness to home. And so far I’m loving it

3. What do you like most about what you do?

Having (mostly) complete creative control over the development of the Android App. Nowhere else would it have so easily been accepted to switch over to Kotlin from Java for Android dev. (more…)

Behind the scenes

Employee Spotlight: Derek Morgan, Course Author

Ever wonder who the voice behind your videos is?  This month, we interviewed our Course Author, Derek Morgan.  Get to know him a little better:

1. What do you do at Linux Academy?

I have been a Course Author for a little over 6 months. I am responsible for the “Deploying to AWS with Ansible and Terraform” and “AWS Certified Networking Specialty” courses. I am also responsible for several networking-related guides in the community.

2. What did you do before this?

Before Linux Academy, I worked for a Managed Service Provider providing services to high-profile clients. Before that, I worked at a hosting company, providing tier 2 support for Linux and Windows servers.

3. What do you do in your free time?

In my free time, I enjoy learning new things, running, climbing, biking, and pretty much anything else to stay active. (more…)