About Me

I live with my wife and kids in Beaverton, Oregon. I’ve been in the Portland area since 2004. Prior to that, I lived in the Chicago area and various other parts of the Midwest.

I do mobile development at Cloud Four, a web and mobile design and development company.

I am the owner of Brilliant Bits. (This business is on hold because it would compete with my current employer.)

I have also worked for a business networking startup, a Catholic publisher, an online marketing startup, made small-business ecommerce sites as a freelancer, and built intranets for a large corporation.

I started programming BASIC the third grade. I’ve been fascinated by hypermedia since I discovered HyperCard in high school. After high school, I took a short detour to study biology, liberal arts, and graphic design. I eventually made my way back to programming and hypermedia when the company I was working for chose me to fix their broken shopping cart system.

For more information on my work life, check out my resume.

If you would like to get in touch with me, you can email me at me@matthewgifford.com or send a message to mattg on Twitter.