mat witts

Don't know me? I'm an independent researcher and (sort of) the founding systems director at YUJ.IT Webservices.

I'm probably at my best when I'm solving problems for voluntary and non-profit organizations using FOSS on my own initiative, or as part of a small team of non-technical or inter-departmental co-workers and volunteers.

But I'm not always at my best, sometimes I moonlight1) as a tough friend to folk who probably aren't in the market for tough friends and generally mess about with my vanity blog… tho' I don't mess about anything like I used to ;-)

 Free Software Foundation Europe Fellow

  • Expert (10+ years) knowledge of open standards and systems and network administration for Linux
    • (X)HTML(5), CSS(2-3), (My)SQL(i), (Cake)PHP, JavaScript/Angular/jQuery, Bootstrap and (Geo)JSON
    • Mailservers, Webservers: Apache, Tomcat… and SQL database servers
  • Expert (7+ years) knowledge of network and system security and performance issues
  • Advanced (6+ years) knowledge of API's from all the usual suspects:
    • Google, Twitter, Facebook, Microsoft, Apple Developer and Amazon.
  • In-depth (5+ years) knowledge of many popular web packages:
    • Drupal, Joomla, Wordpress, CiviCRM, Wiki, Concrete5, phpList, OSCommerce, Zen Cart and a few others
  • Competent (3+ years) in GIS and VCS

 Free Software Foundation Member

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1) moonlighting: To work at another job, often at night, in addition to one's full-time job. thefreedictionary.com