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Welcome to the new and improved

If you have been to my website before you'll notice things look a little different. If you have not been here, welcome! I am Matthew Lewin, a software developer from Des Moines, Iowa.

I recently completed a total rebuild of my website converting it from WordPress to a custom NodeJS, Express and MySQL backend. I did this in an attempt to improve performance and gain better control of the way my writing is displayed. Additionally I am a much better designer now than I was a year and a half ago, so my new site has a much more cohesive aesthetic.

About me, & what to expect from this blog

I am a maintenance technician turned front-end developer turned full-stack developer. Two years ago I was fresh out of college, working as a building mechanic and generally dissatisfied with my career. I began teaching myself web development and fell in love with the medium. Nine months ago I got my first developer position as a PHP and JavaScript developer for a local internet service provider.

My intention with this site is to document my progress and process as I continue my career in development.