About the Author
Born and raised in London, England, Matt Alexander has spent the last seven years living in Dallas, Texas.
Educated at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas, Matt graduated with a B.A. Honors Distinction in English Literature and minors in History, Honors Computer Science, and Pre-Law.
In 2001, Matt launched a website dedicated to homebrew development for video game consoles entitled GCDemos. Although only thirteen-years-old, Matt sustained a staff of developers, writers, and managed the development of several highly-publicized software and hardware projects. Readership peaked in the neighborhood of 75,000 hits per day.
Following GCDemos' closure in 2004, Matt then allowed his web presence to fall fallow, focusing instead upon socializing, work experience, and his education.
On November 3, 2011, however, Matt re-entered the world of online writing and analysis with the launch of OneThirtySeven. Built as a refuge for thoughtful, balanced, and positive analysis, OneThirtySeven was conceived as a response to the hyperbole and dramatism of the average Internet outlet.
Matt's writing has appeared and been cited in, amongst many others, CNN, The Financial Times, Forbes, Fortune, The Guardian, NBC, and PBS. Matt also has a column dedicated to startups and business analysis in Texas' PaperCity magazine.
Today, Matt is hard at work on his upcoming startup, Need.
OneThirtySeven is published and hosted with Squarespace 6.
Articles are drafted using John Gruber's Markdown syntax in iA Writer, TextEdit, and Squarespace's own back-end editor. Images are edited and manipulated in Adobe Photoshop CC — as part of Adobe's Creative Cloud subscription program.
Writing and imagery are produced using a 2012 11-inch MacBook Air paired with a 27-inch Apple Thunderbolt Display. On extreme occasion, drafts are written using an iPad mini or iPhone 5 in iA Writer for iOS.
Email is composed using Airmail.
Podcast appearances are recorded using a Blue Microphones Yeti USB Microphone.