Today Matt Kent started at 37signals as the sixth member of our operations team. Previously Matt worked for 10 years(!) at Bravenet as a System Administrator handling application deployment and scaling tasks. Some of Matt’s managers and coworkers used phrases like “backbone of our team” and “a great person, and a fantastic engineer” to describe what working with Matt is like.
Recently Matt was selected as an Opscode MVP for his contributions to Chef not once, not twice, but three times. Less than a day after Matt’s first interview, he resolved both our Chef bug reports endearing him to the entire team. In addition, Matt has experience with multiple data center setups, automated deployment, monitoring, and just about every other area we touch.