About me

My name is Matt Davis. I’m a mentor, husband, and father. I’m also currently a Cloud Solution Architect at Microsoft, but this blog, its content and opinions are my own. I work in Central IL with large enterprises to ensure that their implementations on Azure are successful.

I’m a technologist at heart. Ever since I read Neuromancer by William Gibson in my pre-teens, I’ve been excited about ubiquitous computing and its impact on society. I feel that mainstream public cloud adoption dramatically changes everything from business to how individuals live their best life, both for good and bad. I’m concerned about inequality of all types and the erosion of privacy.

I try to approach things with empathy; I feel like I’m at my best when working collaboratively with a diverse team that is excited about the possibilities. It worries me that many people seem to be miserable; I’m always looking to bring joy into work. Some days I’m more successful at this than others.

In my free time, I read fantasy and science fiction books and play video games. I’m also currently working through a course on IoT in Azure and learning Javascript.

In the past, I’ve blogged under the handle ‘techmute,’ but for the last 6+ years I’ve used the handle ‘da5is.’ Da5is is a play on my last name and the character Da5id in Neal Stephenson’s book ‘Snow Crash.’

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