Matt Netkow is a full stack developer consultant for Slalom, a purpose-driven consulting firm that helps companies solve business problems and build for the future. With over 10+ years of professional experience, he specializes in .NET enterprise solutions and cross-platform web-based mobile application development. For as long as he can remember, he's had a passion for learning and personal development, currently exploring public speaking via Toastmasters and entrepreneurial ventures via cross-platform mobile apps. His two most successful apps, Fitwatchr (www.fitwatchr.com) and BeerSwift (www.getbeerswift.com), provide advanced calorie tracking and wellness solutions for Fitbit users, and fast beer check-ins for Untappd's social beer platform. He writes about PhoneGap/Cordova mobile application development at netkow.com. Matt lives in Seattle but is a proud Midwesterner, hailing from the Chicago suburbs. When not coding, he enjoys all genres of movies, heavy metal, traveling the world, drinking craft beer, and hiking around the pacific northwest.