Matt Roberts, Software Engineer at eVideon recently won our company-wide award for our "Innovation" company value. His contributions to all our solutions is immeasurable, and he's done a ton of great work recently with innovative solutions in one of our clients' spinal cord units. He seemed like the perfect subject for our ongoing employee interview series. Enjoy learning all about Matt!
What’s your role at eVideon, and what do you do on a day-to-day basis?
I'm a software engineer. I tell my two-year old and four-year old that I squash bugs, so they effectively think I'm an exterminator. But, basically I'm a full-stack developer and because our development team is small I get to design, implement, and test our software solutions.
What is meaningful to you about your job?
I like that we can make an uncomfortable stay at the hospital a little more comfortable by providing services to the patients that inform, educate, and entertain them.
Where can you be found when you’re not in the office?
I can be found at OTF (Orange Theory Fitness) at 5 am, jogging, anything outside with our kids (biking, hiking, mowing), church, or watching a good TV series with my wife.
When you were little, what did you want to be when you grew up? How has that changed or stayed the same?
When being a professional baseball player didn't pan out, I wanted to be an architect/architectural engineer. When I was planning for college, the architectural engineering program was a 5-year program and computer engineering was four so I chose the latter to be done with college faster. However, I ended up getting my master's in computer science and engineering, adding another three years anyway. So, I ended up doing seven years of college with my "shorter" route. Haha.
Who would play you in a movie about your life?
Matt Damon (thinking Jason Bourne) =P