Front Porch Forum is on the move again! FPF expanded into new headquarters this week, still on Burlington’s waterfront, and has hired a new software engineer. Since 2006, FPF has been helping neighbors connect and build community by hosting a statewide network of online local forums. Our strong tech team plays a crucial role in this work.
New Position: Software Engineer - Matt Barry: Matt recently joined FPF as an in-house software engineer. He works closely with longtime CTO, Jan Schultz, and Toronto-based tech firm The Working Group. Together they maintain and improve FPF’s unique web application, which is used by half of the households in Vermont on a daily basis. Stay posted for new features and updates! Matt looks forward to his new role and remarks “I really enjoy working on a special product that has a measurable positive impact, not only in the community I live in, but also across the state. I think FPF has some unique and interesting technical challenges due to the inherently geographic nature of the service.”
Matt previously worked at Essess, Inc, an energy efficiency MIT startup, and earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Vermont in 2011. In his downtime, Matt can be found outside on the top of a mountain, in the lake, on his bike or playing the drums in a local club.
Front Porch Forum helps neighbors connect and build community. Members submit postings that FPF distributes to nearby neighbors. FPF is popular, because it works. Discussions tend to remain neighborly, engaging, and relevant.