I've been a web developer since 2001, primarily using PHP, but also occasionally dabbling with other languages. I've spoken at several conferences, authored a couple of books, been a writer and technical editor for a few publications, contributed to numerous open source projects, and served as a mentor to my peers in the community.
Please note that I am not presently considering opportunities that would require relocation, only those local to the Greater New Orleans area or that are remote-friendly. Thank you in advance for your consideration.
134 South Solomon St.
New Orleans, LA 70119
Senior Engineer (Remote) • October 2013 - Present
Principal Engineer (Remote) • February 2013 - October 2013
Senior Engineer (Remote) • April 2010 - February 2013
Developer (Remote) • February 2010 - April 2010
Technical Editor (Remote) • January 2009 - January 2010
Senior Consultant (Remote) • November 2008 - February 2010
Lead Programmer • February 2008 - November 2008
Consultant (Remote) • September 2007 - December 2007
Programmer • August 2006 - February 2008
Webmaster • August 2005 - August 2006
Software Architect • March 2002 - August 2005
Programmer • May 2001 - March 2002
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It has been my distinct pleasure to work with Matthew for several years and at several jobs now. While I was at Zend, I worked with him as a PHP community member and a speaker at ZendCon, While at ibuildings we regularly interacted as members of the PHPC Steering Committee. Finally at Blue Parabola we briefly worked together. Each time I worked with Matthew my respect for his talents grew deeper. He is a top notch programmer and a strong community leader. I always look forward to projects where he and I can work together and they come far too sporadically.Cal Evans
Matt continually impressed me throughout the time we worked together as co-founders and business partners. Whatever bumps in the road we encountered, Matt was a source of stability and dependability. We rarely saw eye to eye, but I could count on Matt to be assertive, always striving for excellence. Genuine and conscientious, Matt is truly a person of integrity and talent.Chelsie Boudreaux
Matt's detailed understanding of PHP and its inner-workings are perhaps unrivaled in the industry. In addition, his understanding of object oriented principles and design patterns result in code that is clean, concise, and well-documented. He is a great asset to any team where efficiency and attention to detail are vital to producing a flawless product.Aaron Lozier
I've worked with Matthew in several different capacities, and I would work with him again any day. He is extremely knowledgeable, dependable, and easy to work with. He has a wide array of experience in PHP and related subjects, and he is always willing to go above and beyond the call of duty to help a fellow developer, or newbie. I look forward to working with him again.Elizabeth Naramore
Matthew Turland has been my student and is my friend. His extraordinary work ethic, intelligence, creativity, willingness to help those around him and especially to give back to the community of software developers as demonstrated over the years that I have known him make it very easy to give the very highest possible recommendation.Frank Ducrest
In the field of open source, Matt is one of the best programmers on the Gulf Coast, and was the first Zend certified engineer in Louisiana. He completely rebuilt our massive booksXYZ.com website from scratch in a period of about four months, working part time, and handling other programming duties at the same time. Matt codes very quickly, and his knowledge of the field is extensive. He also constantly combs various sources in the software and open source community to stay abreast of the newest programs and engineering approaches. Our programmers here at The Acadiana Educational Endowment still constantly use him as a resource for advice on programming issues, and he regularly updates the staff and me as to news that could affect what we do.Joseph Abraham
I have been forturnate enough to have worked with Matt twice in our respective careers. At Surgisys, I was able to work with him on an almost daily basis to collaborate on the functionality and direction of the niche medical software product suite the company was creating. Matt's programming expertise as well as his ability to quickly understand the specific medical environments where the software would be utilized was exceptional. His unique set of skills helped him to combine programming best practices with a known set of medical practice operating procedures to create an intuitive and efficient user interface for Surgisys clients that proved to be an invaluable and differentiating feature of our software. I would highly recommend Matt and would welcome the opportunity to work with him again in the future.Douglas Meaux
Matthew has been a valuable asset at METHODS. I managed him on a critical project last year. He was placed on the project during the final stages and he learned quickly and helped complete the project. Without his contributions, the project would not have been completed on time.Ben Williams
I worked with Matthew on a project for the Dept. of Environmental Quality. Matthew is knowlegdeable and detail oriented. He is sincere about getting his work according to the project time line and is a good team player.Arati Kanade
Matthew can be relied upon to deliver a high quality product on time with little to no supervision necessary. He is pleasant to work with and takes direction well.Elizabeth Tucker Long