Matthew J. Pilz: Portfolio Cube

Matthew J. Pilz

Award-Winning Web & Mobile App Developer

Hi, I'm Matt!

Matt Pilz

I have with a strong interest in web and mobile platforms while remaining well-versed in a large spectrum of technical subjects.

In addition, I have the knack for learning new computer applications and technologies quickly and strive to remain on the forefront of this ever-changing field.

A high level sampling of projects, skills and accomplishments can be found on this page. For additional information or to enquire about work-related opportunities, please contact me.

Highlights

  • 15+ years of web and app development experience.
  • Intel Software Innovator; 3x grand prize champion.
  • Local and global honors, awards and publications.
  • B.S. in Web Technologies (4.0 GPA; Dean's List)
  • A.A.S. in eCommerce / Web Administration (4.0 GPA)
  • Technical Diploma in Web Design (4.0 GPA)
  • HTML(5), CSS(3), Javascript/ECMAScript, PHP, .NET
  • Adobe Creative Suite, Microsoft Office
  • Words Per Minute: 110

Web Design & Development

From static websites and landing pages to rich database-driven web apps, content management systems and ecommerce solutions, I have been a full stack web developer for most of my professional career spanning more than 15 years. I enjoy all aspects of the design and development process and use the latest web standards and technologies to create unique and adaptible websites.

My web-related experience began back in school while developing sites for local organizations and the high school—I also won state championship in a related SkillsUSA competition at the time. I have continued evolving my knowledge and skillset ever since. Recently, a web-based app that I developed was awarded the grand prize in Intel's worldwide App Innovation Contest (one of three consecutive grand prize awards I won).

Academically, I have pursued and excelled at a wide variety of related technical paths, including a perfect 4.0 GPA (Dean's Honor List) from both Milwaukee Area Technical College and Bellevue University. Studies have included a major in ecommerce / web administration (Associate of Applied Science, A.A.S.), web technologies (Bachelor of Science, B.S.) and web design (technical diploma).

Experience

  • (X)HTML(5), CSS(3), JavaScript (ECMAScript)
  • PHP, ASP.NET, C#, VB.Net
  • MySQL / Microsoft SQL Server
  • jQuery / jQuery UI / jQuery Mobile
  • LESS / SASS Preprocessors
  • Bootstrap, Wordpress, CMSMS and other frameworks
  • XML / JSON / Ajax
  • Adobe Dreamweaver / Expression Web
  • Repsonsive / Mobile First / Graceful Degredation

Clients

  • Intel Corporation
  • Marshfield Clinic Health System
  • National Farm Medicine Center
  • Marshfield Clinic Research Center
  • Marshfield Area Community Foundation
  • Healthy Lifestyles
  • North Wood County Historical Society
  • "What If...?" Scientific / Leave Only Bubbles
  • Wisconsin Easement Action Team

Desktop & Mobile Apps

I have been developing a wide array of software applications for a very long time. In 2002, I released my first commercial application to assist with online auction ad creation (as featured in several eBay-related books at the time including "Tricks of the Ebay Masters"). From entertainment and video games to corporate and productivity-related utilities, I always enjoy tackling new projects and helping to solve business-related problems.

Many of my applications have garnered accolades and recognition over the years. In the mid-2000s, a casual computer game I developed was named "Game of the Month" in Europe's biggest computer gaming magazine. During my full-time employment by Marshfield Clinic Health Systems, I received a Golden Cattail Award and Deed Made a Difference for my contributions.

Starting in 2010, my app development experience shifted focus toward the increasingly prominent mobile platforms. I released a series of apps that garnered millions of downloads, one of which was also licensed in bulk by several elementary schools. In 2012-2013, I took part in three Intel-sponsored worldwide app development contests and won the grand prize in all three, where I subsequently completed contract work for Intel's RealSense camera technology. More recently I contracted with National Farm Medicine Center to develop an augmented reality prototype to assist emergency responders on farms.

Skills

  • iOS and Android Mobile App Development
  • Windows Desktop Development
  • Objective C, Java, Swift, C#, BASIC/AGK
  • Visual Studio, Xcode, Android Studio
  • Cordova / PhoneGap / Cross-Platform

Awards

  • BrotherSoft/PickNET 5/5 - Dominant Ad Creator
  • Game of the Month - Packin' Plax (PCZone Magazine)
  • Grand Prize Game - Ballastic (Intel App Innovation)
  • Grand Prize App - Magic Doodle Pad (Intel Perceptual)
  • Grand Prize App - Scribblify AIO (Intel App Innovation)

General Multimedia

In addition to my passion for creating websites and apps, I am well-versed in a variety of related technical skills and hobbies. From hardware and technical support to graphic design, photo restoration and photography, I am comfortable with most aspects of computer-related tasks. I have strong knowledge of most major software applications including Adobe Creative Suite and Microsoft Office, as well as experience with Windows, Mac and Linux operating systems.

Sample of Additional Services and Experience

  • Graphic design and compositing
  • 2D and 3D prototyping
  • Photo editing and restoration
  • Photography
  • Word processing (WPM: 110)
  • Computer repair and technical support
  • Network troubleshooting

For more than a decade, I have also volunteered my expertise to local non-profit organizations as time permits. This has included investing thousands of hours toward historical group advancements by archiving, digitizing, restoring and reproducing a variety of audiovisual media as well as streamlining their computer workflows.

Honors & Awards

Throughout my technical career, I've been regularly honored and recognized with a variety of awards, certificates and publications for both technical-related skills and general work accomplishments. A sampling of such materials can be reviewed below.

Selected Awards and Honors

  • Grand Prize App - Scribblify AIO (Intel App Innovation)
  • Grand Prize Game - Ballastic (Intel App Innovation)
  • Grand Prize App - Magic Doodle Pad (Intel Perceptual)
  • Game of the Month - Packin' Plax (PCZone Magazine)
  • Intel Software Innovator Program
  • Golden Cattail Award
  • NWCHS Volunteer of the Year Award (x2)
  • SkillsUSA State Champion (x2)
  • Bellevue University B.S. Degree 4.0 GPA Dean's Honor List
  • Milwaukee Area Technical College A.A.S. Degree 4.0 GPA

Publications

Many of my projects have been featured in local and international publications. In addition, I have contributed directly to a wide variety of case studies and technical articles including three written by Intel, several written by National Farm Medicine Center, and many on my own technical blog where I provide tutorials and training for other users.

Selected Technical Publications (Author / Co-Author)

Testimonials

To date, each client and employer that I have worked for has expressed complete and utmost satisfaction and gratitude for my services. Some of the letters and compliments that I've received from a variety of individuals and businesses throughout the years can be reviewed below.

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Let's Get In Touch

If you would like to get in touch with me, please use the contact form below. Under normal circumstances, you will receive a response from myself within 12 hours. If, after 48 hours, you still haven't heard back from me, please send an email directly to info@matthewpilz.com and include an alternate reply address, if possible.


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