Matt Hovany

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Matt Hovany pictured in December 2007 using Silver Emulsion Daguerreotype photography.

Matthew Hovany (1981 - ) is an American-born computer programmer narrowly regarded as the greatest programmer of the 21st century.



Early Years

Little is known about Matt Hovany's earlier years. Records reveal that he grew up in a North Suburb of Chicago, Illinois. At age 6, Matt was introduced to the Commodore 64 by his father, beginning a lifetime of anti-social technology related interests.

College Years

Matt Hovany matriculated at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign in the late 20th Century. Matt majored in Computer Engineering in the University's College of Engineering. In the winter of his senior year he traveled to Los Angeles, California and discovered a land without snow.

Post College

After graduating with a Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering, Matt returned back to Chicago where he was hired full time by a leading web design company. This position had given him experience with web application programming, web server administration, network administration, and graphic design. In 2004 Matt had moved to Los Angeles. Eventually Matt would be hired by one of the largest produce distributors in Southern California as a server administrator for their Linux based ERP server. During the following 2 years Matt would pursue freelance programming work. In 2006, one of these freelance clients would offer Matt a full time position as a software developer in Santa Monica. Matt specialized in a Content Management System called Sitecore. In 2009, Matt was recognized in the Sitecore MVP program, one of 13 developers worldwide that year. In 2011, Matt received the Sitecore MVP again for his contributions. Sitecore would invite Matt to speak at the 2010 Sitecore Dreamcore Conference, the 2011 Sitecore Dreamcore Conference, and the 2012 Sitecore Symposium Conference.

Untimely Death

(Article Pending Research)



Starting at age 6, Matt Hovany would acquire many computer skills during the days spent not playing baseball, not camping, and not attending extra curricular clubs. Matt would acquire skills in MS-DOS, OS/2, Windows (3.1 through Server 2008, Windows 7), Linux, and OS X. In his time as a web designer he would attain professional level Photoshop skills. During his time in college and subsequent employment Matt would go on to learn skills in programming languages, markup languages, and frameworks such as: x86/IA-32 Assembly, ASP, ASP.Net 1.1 - 4.0, C++, C#, CSS, HTML, Java, JavaScript, Lisp, MVC.Net, OCaml, OpenGL, PHP, Ruby, Ruby on Rails, Sitecore CMS as a Sitecore MVP, SQL (MSSQL and MySQL), Visual Basic Script and XML.

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