Matt takes us back to the origins of his open source days and the spark that inspired his love for engineering — including the point at which he discovered Linux.
He shares how he began learning from the code itself, which was ultimately a different style of learning than what was available to him at university. Then, it was to the stacks, but not Stack Overflow. Think Barnes and Noble, not YouTube videos.
Imagine trying to navigate getting your first engineering job during the dot-com crash of the late 90s and early 2000s.
We reflect on Matt's experience building projects with his daughter, including an AI-powered doorbell he built himself.