Herman Singh is a multifaceted engineer. Having earned a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from University of Maryland, some of his professional experience includes design work on the Acura TLX and NSX models, developing 3D models, manufacturing parts, running performance tests and conducting multi-physics simulations. Herman also has years of professional experience designing web applications, Android applications, databases and embedded systems in several different fields including automotive, banking and healthcare. Here at Matched Pattern, Herman is keen on implementing cutting edge technologies to build innovative solutions for complex problems.
Matched Pattern is the result of twenty years in the software industry. Our founder, Matt Darby, has worked in every level of tech from local engineering firms to globally recognized healthcare organizations, enterprise insurance to publicly traded firms like Rackspace.
He has taken the lessons learned at these locations and has returned home to Columbus, Ohio. Our goal is to help make Columbus a great town to work and live in — and to show the world that you don't have to be in Silicon Valley to make a difference.
I'm a developer with three years of experience solving technical and business problems. I've worked across the stack and done everything from fixing, refactoring, and extending legacy apps, to designing and implementing novel systems with cutting edge technologies.
I am passionate about delivering quality software and creating value for clients, which means not only solving the immediate business problem on-time and on-budget, but doing so in a way that is easy to test, maintain, and extend with new capabilities. I also believe that collaboration is an opportunity to share knowledge with teams and provide lasting benefits to the client after my work is done.
In my spare time, I like to go hiking, play video games, mentor the Elixir track on exercism.io, and homebrew beer.
I’ve developed on the web for 20 years and have consulted for the last ten years. I can take most any idea and make it functional. I can configure pools of servers, architect and develop the applications on those servers, and make it all look good (and run).
Before launching Matched Pattern I was a Senior Developer at Rackspace and Professor at Franklin University. I hold a Master’s Degree in Computer Science and I’ve led the 500+ members of the Columbus Ruby Brigade for the last six years.
I’ve launched projects for folks like Rackspace, AT&T, Sprint, Digitas, LivingSocial and SeoMoz to local engineering and consulting firms.
As the Executive Assistant at Matched Pattern, it is my mission to take care of of all the little (and sometimes big!) things to make sure our team keep moving forward. Office management, payroll and benefits coordination, scheduling, procurement - I can do it all!
Thanks to my large network of programmer friends, I’m not exactly “new” to the tech industry; however, this is not my original field of work. I earned a B.S. in Environmental Science from Lake Erie College and spent 15 years working as a field ecologist and environmental compliance consultant. My previous work took me to the remotest corners of our great State of Ohio, as well as Indiana, Kentucky, Pennsylvania, North Carolina and Texas. I’ve spent time in both the public and private sectors honing a skillset that applies across many industries: project planning and management; budgeting; regulatory negotiation; technical writing; and asset management.
When I’m not busy having adventures with my daughter and husband, I’m working on my pollinator garden or doing something artsy-crafty. I am also a huge music aficionado and love going to live concerts.
Michael Eaton has been a software developer since the early 90's but left the so-called security of a "real job" for the freedom and flexibility of independence in 2001. Between 2001 and 2014, he worked with clients throughout the United States, providing solutions in a variety of industries. He most recently worked as a Team Leader in Technology at Quicken Loans where he led the Frameworks and Services team within the larger Engineering Experience team.
Michael speaks throughout the United States at various regional events, user groups, and conferences sharing his love of software development and leadership with other developers. Michael runs the Kalamazoo X Conference, a conference more for the heart than the head. He received the Microsoft MVP award in C# from 2009 - 2014. When not working, he will most likely be found reading or listening to Rush.
Jon Canady is a long-serving board member for CRB, and the current MC for the Monthly Meetup, with over a decade of experience in the Columbus Ruby community. He was a founding engineer at CoverMyMeds, and is currently consulting with Matched Pattern.
Benjamin Winkler has over two decades of experience in software development, healthcare, and government, driving practical solutions to clients’ business needs. He helped incorporate the Columbus Ruby Brigade, holds an MBA from The Ohio State University, and has earned the CHC and CHPC health care compliance certifications.
I LOVE solving problems and creating cool things. I hate saying that something cannot be done and I see challenges as opportunities to grow and get better. I love to collaborate with others.
I have been a developer for about 12 years across various stacks and various industries. In the past I have worked with large companies such as Express and Chase, as well as with start ups such as Death to the Stock Photo. In all of my positions I have worked with all aspects of development from front-end to back-end and everything in between. I have also had to develop icons for projects when there was not a designer to provide the assets.
In my free time I love to go to concerts, play video games, shoot photography, do a bit of woodworking, and spend time with family and friends.
I've been building software for more than 20 years, from particle accelerators to the web. I find bugs and chase them until they're not just fixed but understood. I'm an enthusiastic advocate of the general idea of testing - PLEASE WRITE TESTS!
I also strongly believe that the most productive thing senior developers can do is mentor the developers around them; the best way of preventing bugs is to make the whole team write better code.
In addition to writing code, I've recruited & lead engineering teams at 2Checkout and Dev Bootcamp.
In my spare time, I make weird noises with modular synthesizers.