Matt Kufchak

Software Engineer

Matt Kufchak

About Me

Hi! My name is Matt and I'm a full-stack software engineer with a background in classical music performance. I started playing the cello when I was four years old and I majored in music in college, but tech has always been a big part of my life; both of my parents started their careers in the computer industry in the 1970s, and I grew up around computers and technology.

I was lucky enough to play in a professional string quartet for two and a half years, and I gained a passion for web design after building our ensemble's website. I expanded on that experience at KMFA 89.5, Austin's classical music radio station, where one of my main responsibilities was updating and optimizing the website. Most recently, I completed a 1,000+ hour training program at App Academy where I honed my skills in JavaScript, Python, React / Redux, PostgreSQL, and other tools.

Performing concerts and volunteering for music organizations like Austin Soundwaves is still very important to me, and I pursue my passion for music whenever I can. I'm also an amateur photographer and enjoy learning about art, design, and world history (especially the Middle East). I love trying craft beverages of all varieties, and I always try to find a local brew when I travel. I also like to cook and bake with my wife Bailey, and we adopted an adorable dog named Mikey.

Projects

Check out these full-stack projects that I've worked on!

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MusicoNimbus

Like SoundCloud, but with a classical music twist. MusicoNimbus is a place for classical musicians to upload, share, and listen to great music.

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Soundpost

Soundpost is an app for music students to book lessons with their teachers, track their practice statistics, and access their practice assignments all in one place.

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Aurora

A clone of Quora with an added "ranking" of questions by expertise level.

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Artizen

Artizen is a public-art-focused take on MapMyRun, where users can upload art locations and create walking routes to explore them.

Technologies

I have worked with:

  • JavaScript
  • Python
  • React
  • Redux
  • HTML 5
  • CSS 3
  • nodeJS
  • npm
  • git
  • GitHub
  • PostgreSQL
  • Sequelize
  • SQLAlchemy
  • Express
  • Flask
  • AWS S3
  • Heroku
  • Docker
  • Google Maps API

Résumé

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Get In Touch

If you have any questions about me or my projects, I would love to hear from you!