Matthew Parry-Hill is a Microsoft Certified Professional Developer, a Microsoft Certified Technical Specialist in SQL Server 2008 Implementation and Maintenance, and a Principal Senior Software Engineer at Bit-Wizards.
"Some people like fast cars, but I prefer fast code."
Since joining Bit-Wizards in 2007, Matthew has enjoyed working on a variety of projects and technologies, including systems integration involving Windows Azure, Windows Forms applications, ASP.NET web applications, Microsoft SQL Server, and Kentico CMS.
Matthew’s professional career began working as a Java developer for Florida State University at the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory, (NHMFL), where he was immersed in scientific and educational programming in Java. He primarily developed graphical interactive Java tutorials for a number of academic and commercial science websites. He was also a contributing author for a series of web-based technical articles on digital image processing. On the more fun side of things, Matthew developed a Java applet and a Windows screen saver for the popular science demonstration known as the Powers of Ten.
Matthew's interest in computers began with programming the Commodore 64 and later continued in college programming with C and C++. Growing up in Baltimore, Maryland, he moved to Jacksonville, Florida shortly after graduating high school and attended the University of North Florida. He obtained a BA in Mathematics and Philosophy and won the prestigious Willard O. Ash award for academic excellence. He now lives in Mary Esther, Florida, where he enjoys serving as a Christian minister with his wife, Sylvia.