About Me


Matt Brown View Matt Brown's profile on LinkedIn I am a 30 something european New Zealander, married to Kat, living in London, UK. We have two wonderful rambunctious boys who keep our lives interesting. If you want to know more Contact Me, or visit mattandkatbrown.com where Kat and I occasionally post about life and our travels around Europe. If that seems dull, then find us on Google+, Bookface or some other social network!

I graduated from the University of Waikato in 2004 with a Bachelor of Computing and Mathematical Sciences (BCMS) with First Class Honours. In 2005 and 2006 I worked for MediaLab Ltd. and the WAND Network Research Group at Waikato University. My primary responsibility during this time was the implementation of a wireless mesh network for broadband internet delivery in rural areas. As part of this project I led the development of a configuration system designed to make configuration and management of rural wireless networks much easier.

Currently I work for the Google as manager of several Site Reliability Engineering teams. It's a great job, and a great place to work with a continual stream of new and interesting challenges and projects. The scale of Google's infrastructure is simply mind-blowing.

I am also a member of the global Open Source community, see the Software page in the sidebar to the right for details of the code and patches that I've written. I concentrate my efforts on the Debian, Quagga and PHPwiki projects. I've served two terms on the WLUG Linux Users Group commitee. I remain active in WLUG and help out with maintaining the groups Wiki and servers.

That's it for now

Matt