Matt Feifarek

I’m a passionate and curious geek, maker, cook and do-it-yourself-ist. I live in my hometown of Madison, Wisconsin in a 100-year-old building with my two cats.

I’ve lived in Manhattan for 14 years and in a solar-powered straw-bale house in a cow pasture for one. I’ve travelled in Mexico, India, Finland, and lots of Europe.

What I do

I code, consult, coach, cook and tinker. I make physical, virtual, and social things. I volunteer, share, teach and build community. I have many wide interests and some deep expertise. I love collaborating with passionate people on the best possible projects.

I’m a member of a “MakerSpace” and a social-enterprise focussed Co-Working Space. I love to cook-in and eat-out, ride bikes, build bikes, and take photographs. I garden, ferment things, fill-in at a wine-shop, and bowl a shaky 160.

I was a chapter leader in the Slow Food movement for 12 years, in both New York City and Madison.

Work

I’m an independent software developer and technology consultant by trade, specializing in data-driven web applications for small business. I made my first web-site in 1995, and have been semi-at-it ever since.

I’m a founder and the executive director of FoodWorks Madison, a start-up not-for-profit built to increase social equity in Madison by creating a short-term hands-on training program for kitchen jobs.

I am a managing partner at Working Draft Beer Company, a craft brewery and taproom in Madison, that has just had its first birthday.