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Matthew Helmke has been a technical person since he got his first computer in 1981, a TRS-80 Color Computer--the original with the silver case. He first used Unix in 1987 while studying Lisp on a Vax at the university and when Linux came around, Matthew was thrilled. He has a bachelor's degree in education, a master's in information resources and library science, and currently works as a Senior Technical Content Developer at Grafana.
Matthew is also a musician who plays the guitar and the bass and he has played as a studio musician for other artists. He is an avid and voracious reader, speaks several languages, has worked as an information consultant on topics including culture, language, religion, and computers, and spent several years running a small business in North Africa.