I live in Austin the capital of Texas and the self proclaimed “Music Capital of the World” with my lovely wife Jenny and our two beautiful children: our son Garrett, and our daughter Grace.
We enjoy being together as a family and with other family in the area. We like to try new food and go to our favorite restaurants. We enjoy travel and try to go to an exciting new place every year, as well as visiting existing favorite locations. I also enjoy pursuing passions such as photography. My wife and I love music and listen to Austin musicians and touring bands as much as we are able to now with the little ones. Volunteer work for South by Southwest Conference (SXSW), Film Conference, Music Conference, and Interactive Festival, Old Settlers Music Festival, Austin Film Festival, Philip H. Anselmo Housecore Horror Film Festival, Other Worlds Austin SciFi Film Festival, and The SIMS Foundation, and the Hays County Chapter and the Dripping Springs Chapter of Ducks Unlimited, where I have served as Treasurer. Volunteer with schools with my own children and others via the Austin Partners In Education in such groups as Math Pentathlon and Watch D.O.G.S. and with the P-TECH at Navarro High School and Stem Scouts “Hour of Code Day” Lunch and Learn, both on behalf of IBM. As well as a longstanding member and charitable long-term bi-monthly donor and supporter of KUTX Austin 98.9 and KUT Community Radio, per the IBM Employee Charitable Contribution Campaign (ECCC). Belong to many churches, including a Methodist Church near my house and a Native American Church. Also, a member or former-member of 3 Masonic Lodges of Freemasonry: Lockhart 244 A.F.M, Onion Creek Lodge , and Rambo Lodge No. 426. And part of the American Karate Black Belt Association. I hold many different memberships, but one that I would like to highlight here is a local Rod Fishing Club, where I have served on many different Committees over the years, such as Second Vice President, Communications Committee, and Children’s Committee Chairman for over 8 years. I am TABC Certified. As well as being involved in many different causes, some that were more successful than others: Save Manchaca FireHall, Leave Manchaca Alone and others… And host a Deep Dives w/ Matt Comer show and podcast on IBM Radio. as well as a smaller show, tiny curations. Oh and did I mention that I was an Inventor? At IBM I was integral on various patent groups and programs and currently have 2 patents that are being published.
I operate a consulting business, doing freelance business as Matthew Comer and syphonsoft Web Hosting. I have several projects and long-term clients. I perform consulting to the State of Texas as a Catalog Information Systems Vendor (CISV) and can be found on the Centralized Master Bidders List (CMBL) Vendor ID: 1205325509200.
I am a business man and an aspiring serial entrepreneur at heart. I operate several small businesses, Freeman Properties Property Management Company as well as other businesses listed on this site.
I am currently employed as a Project Manager with IBM. I have been involved with many projects, specifically, 2004-2016 – PartnerWorld. 2016 – IBM Cloud, formerly Bluemix. As of September 2017, I work on a great team in the IBM Blogs. This is an exciting role, where we create and maintain our own custom WordPress theme and host 150 Blogs with over 10,000 users, 110 plugins, 1,309 pages, and 37,938 posts, with 1,607 new posts in the past 90 days.
My former role, of which I still oversee along with the Sales Essentials group, is with PartnerWorld Business Partner portal as a part of the IBM Services with the Marketing Content Services (formerly Marketing and Sales Content Services Organization, Digital Services Group, Offering Kit, Content Services, and Solution Gateway). Formerly, I worked as a contractor with Titan Solutions providing consulting for IBM.
I am doing some amazing work as an IBMer. I had built a system in which editors on the team can create and maintain HTML pages using an XML/XSL integrated WebSphere system. This allows the users to create pages much more easily. I enjoy the work, this is the best work of my career. This system is being sunset and we are migrating our systems to various internal CMS systems. I have taken on a new role of Content Manager for my growing team of India resources. I assign tasks and manage schedules on a daily basis.
I am not looking for further employment at this point, but I am always open to hearing about other opportunities. If you are an employer or headhunter and know of a great working remotely employment opportunity that may be a really good fit that closely matches my skill-set, then please view my résumé. However, know that I am not actively looking for new employment, nor would I likely accept other employment at this time. I would only entertain a position in Austin, TX. Just looking for what everybody wants: a better paying job, better benefits, better incentives and bonuses, ability to advance, ability to learn new technologies and skills, more responsibility and recognition, and the ability to work remotely, and being appreciated for the long hours and hard work.
If you are interested in hiring me as an independent consultant, contractor, web developer/designer to develop your website; or to redevelop and rethink your website, as my specialty is redeveloping and maintaining existing sites, then please contact me.
I have worked in the information technology field for over 20 years. After graduating Southwest Texas State University, now the renamed Texas State University at San Marcos, with a BBA in CIS. Upon returning to Austin, I worked as a daytrader, until I started my career at IntelliQuest, followed by the Department of Human Services, then as a contractor for IBM. During this time, I also started some businesses, those computer related are syphonsoft, a web hosting company, and a doing business as freelancer Matthew Comer.
I am very quick and efficient at what I do. I key the keyboard like the a rock star can finger the fretboard of a guitar, I type fast and think faster! My hourly rate is typically $60, but it can vary by type of job. When I charge, I only charge for the exact time that I put into work. If I work 5 minutes, I charge for 5 minutes. No rounding up, I actually round down to help out the client. No minimum time to work. Actually, the best deal I offer my clients is the recurring 3 Hours a Month for $90 Website Maintenance Plan (Sign Up Now!).
I am not limited to any of the above listings, types, or categorizations. I am willing to perform at my best ability in any job, role, or task that I commit myself. If you would like to work with me, then please contact me now.