Amber Matz creates and manages educational content for Drupalize.Me. She has over 16 years of experience as a full-stack web developer. She has built PHP/MySQL applications and Drupal sites and managed projects for small businesses, educational institutions, and major corporations.
Amber enjoys sharing her knowledge with others and jumps at the opportunity to speak at local user groups and conferences on a variety of technical topics for beginning to advanced-level audiences. She is a regular speaker at the Portland Drupal User Group and has presented at DrupalCon North America, Devsigner, and PNWPHP. As a strong believer in community-building and mentoring, she is presently the coordinator for Portland, Oregon's Drupal User Group and is a Drupal mentor at Mentorship Saturdays, a weekly code and career help meetup group.
One of Amber's primary responsibilities is creating Drupal tutorials for Drupalize.Me. You can find her training materials on Drupal 8 theming, Twig, Webform, Mapping with Leaflet, Panels, Getting Started with Responsive Web Design and others in the Drupalize.Me tutorial library. She also contributes regularly to the Drupalize.Me blog, writing on topics related to Drupal 8, Object-oriented PHP, the Drupal Community, and more.
Amber lives in the greater Portland, Oregon area with her husband and kitty cat. She keeps quite busy with a variety of projects involving crocheting, quilting, gardening, photography, playing with microcontrollers like Arduino, making wearable electronics, and conducting remote robot and electronics lessons for her nieces.