Production Manager and Trainer at Drupalize.Me
Amber Matz creates and manages educational content for Drupalize.Me. Amber has over 14 years of experience as a full-stack web developer. She has built PHP/MySQL applications and Drupal sites for small businesses, educational institutions, and major corporations.
Amber enjoys sharing her knowledge with others and jumps at the opportunity to speak at local user groups and conferences on a variety of technical topics for beginning to advanced-level audiences. She is a regular speaker at the Portland Drupal User Group and recently presented at DrupalCon North America, Devsigner — a conference for designers and developers in Portland, and will present at PNWPHP in Seattle in the Fall of 2015. She also regularly participates in a code mentoring group here in Portland.
One of Amber's primary responsibilities is creating Drupal tutorials for Drupalize.Me. You can find her training materials on Twig, Markup in Drupal, Getting Started with Responsive Web Design and others in the Drupalize.Me Library. She also contributes regularly to the Drupalize.Me blog, writing on topics related to Drupal 8, Object-oriented PHP, the Drupal Community, and upcoming releases to Drupalize.Me's training library.
Amber lives out in the 'burbs of Portland, Oregon with her husband and kitty cat and enjoys a variety of hobbies including Arduino prototyping, wearable electronics, and crochet.