Little is known about Matt Hovany's earlier years. Records reveal that he grew up in a North Suburb of Chicago, Illinois. At age 6, Matt was introduced to the Commodore 64 by his father, beginning a lifetime of anti-social technology related interests.
Matt Hovany matriculated at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign in the late 20th Century. Matt majored in Computer Engineering in the University's College of Engineering. In the winter of his senior year he traveled to Los Angeles, California and discovered a land without snow.
After graduating with a Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering, Matt returned back to Chicago where he was hired full time by a leading web design company. This position had given him experience with web application programming, web server administration, network administration, and graphic design. In 2004 Matt had moved to Los Angeles. Eventually Matt would be hired by one of the largest produce distributors in Southern California as a server administrator for their Linux based ERP server. During the following 2 years Matt would pursue freelance programming work. In 2006, one of these freelance clients would offer Matt a full time position as a software developer in Santa Monica. Matt specialized in a Content Management System called Sitecore. In 2009, Matt was recognized in the Sitecore MVP program, one of 13 developers worldwide that year. In 2011, Matt received the Sitecore MVP again for his contributions. Sitecore would invite Matt to speak at the 2010 Sitecore Dreamcore Conference, the 2011 Sitecore Dreamcore Conference, and the 2012 Sitecore Symposium Conference.
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