mattwaler Fullstack Web Developer

Let's get to know me a little better.

I'm an Ohio University graduate from Broadview Heights, Ohio. I love development, lifting, and the occasional blockbuster. I like to think I'm decently funny, but my friends can assure you that I am not.

I spend my spare time...

Hitting the Gym

I try to hit the gym 3-4 times per week to keep in shape. I used to be a twig, and every day I work towards looking more and more like Brad Pitt in Fight Club.

Watching Movies

I absolutely love movies. My favorite film as to date is Jojo Rabbit. A few other close contenders are 1917, Baby Driver, and The Gentlemen.

Listening to Podcasts

When doing mundane tasks, I usually toss in my headphones and try to learn from others. My favorite podcasts to date are Up First by NPR and Fullstack Radio by Adam Wathan.

Developing & Improving

I love writing code. I am constantly on the lookout for new tools and frameworks. You will often catch me researching, practicing, and trying out the latest and greatest to stay at the top of my game.

Listening to Audiobooks

I have a hard time physically reading books, but I love listening to them. My favorite book to date has been Thinking in Bets by Annie Duke. I have also embraced minimalism thanks to Marie Condo.

Playing Ping-Pong

I played a lot of Tennis in High School, and since realized that I enjoy the version without running. I love a good game of baby tennis.