matt17r.com is where I muse on things I am interested in. My full name is Matthew Lindfield Seager but matt17r is much easier to type. Credit to Andreeson Horowitz (a.k.a. a16z) - or whoever they borrowed it from - for the name shortening idea. No credit to whoever registered the m20r Twitter handle and hasn’t used it for the past 7 years!

I am a Christian…

I am a disciple and follower of Jesus Christ. The Bible is wholly inspired by God and therefore trustworthy. I am saved only by faith in God, not by anything I have done or can do. Faith is a gift from God that I did not and do not deserve… That gift is free to me but cost God dearly.

a father…

I have been married to my beautiful and amazingly supportive wife Melissa since 2004 and we have two wonderful kids. Hopefully I still think they’re wonderful when they stop laughing at my dad jokes. I love being a husband and father even though I’ve still got a lot to learn on both fronts.

and a geek…

I used to try and deny my geekiness but now I’ve come to accept it. I grew up with and love the Mac but I use Windows when I’m paid to (I still can’t figure out why some people use Windows voluntarily ;)). I love gadgets but hate gimmicks. I love software but hate how bad most of it is.

who is excited about Education and learning

Since leaving the Army in 2011, most of my working life has been spent in schools. I first spent three and a half wonderful yet oftentimes frustrating years as the IT Coordinator of a medium sized Christian school where I quickly discovered just how little I knew about Education. After a 12 month break from schools I tried my hand at consulting which lead me to where I am now: very blessed to be a member of a fantastic and well-lead school ICT team, full of generous people who are quick to share what they know about technology, education and life.

I have so much more to learn and I hope to be able to share some of that journey through this blog.