Matthew Laux


Hi, I'm Matt, and I'm a software engineer. My first computer, given to me at age six, was a Toshiba T4700CT. While my friends were playing outside, I was playing with the QBASIC programming language -- I ended up alright, though.

Right now, I specialize in Android development, which I've been doing since 2010. I justified my purchase of a Galaxy S by promising myself I'd earn back the purchase price through writing apps. I currently work at Atlassian on the HipChat Android team.

Some of my other technical pursuits include restoration of old Apple products and attempting film photography. When I'm not staring at a screen, I'm either wandering around Austin or busy with my soldering iron and oscilloscope. I also love to ride my bike and take pictures. I currently study computer science at the University of Texas.

Here's my résumé, and here's my GitHub, if you are looking for those things.


C S 439Operating SystemsMWF
C S 178Startup SeminarTh
M 340LLinear AlgebraMWF
M 362KProbability and StatisticsMWF

things I like


All pictures were taken with a Minolta XG1 camera. The color pictures used Kodak Ektar 100 film and were developed at Walgreens. The B&W pictures used Kodak Tri-X 400 or expired Ilford FP4 and were developed at home. All photos were scanned on an Epson scanner.

back to top