Alex Matan is married to talented fine artist Teresa Wheeler.

Practical skills

  • Embedded systems prototyping & system integration
  • Web development using PHP, MySQL, WordPress, Drupal
  • Unbreaking broken websites (white screen of death, etc.)
  • Cow-sitting, basic wrangling
  • Public speaking

Current dealings

  • King Street Internet Limited
    • Website development, IT and telecom consulting for small businesses & organizations
  • Computer Engineering & Mathematics Teacher, St. David Catholic Secondary School, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
    • Computer engineering: Self-directed final project where main criteria are “make me something cool” and “if it works the first time you throw the switch, I’m taking marks off.” Hands-on experience with Arduino, state machine design, Python, PHP, MySQL, networks, wireless links, Internet-of-Things.
    • Math: Socratic teaching method with minimal reliance on electronic gizmos. Make sure that I’m the weirdest kid in the room.

Credentialism alphabet soup

  • BASc, Electrical Engineering, University of Waterloo
  • BA, General Arts, University of Waterloo
  • BEd, Primary/Junior Education, Nipissing University