The creation, dissemination and consumption of information is one of the world's most important processes. A formally trained librarian and traveler to over 115 countries, Matt Cheney has seen first-hand the global importance of this flow of information and the critical role that open-source technology can play in enabling that flow.
For more than ten years, Matt has been active in the open source community, helping organize events that empower developers (BADCamp, Drupalcon SF), contributing code to the Drupal project that modernizes the end user experience (Panels, Panopoly), and co-founding a website consulting company that works directly with clients to share their information with the world (Chapter Three).
He co-founded Pantheon to make freely available development and hosting tools which makes it easier for everyone to launch and run websites. Technology should be an enabler — not a barrier — and Matt's hope is that Pantheon can make the web better for everyone.
When he isn't working at Pantheon, Matt helps to run a fixed-gear bicycle shop called Mission Bicycle, travels the world, and cooks vegan food using cutting-edge molecular gastronomic techniques.