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I'm Matt Gray, a software developer (NCSU CSC '19) that focuses on iOS application development. I'm also very interested in physical training, specifically: gymnastics strength training, powerlifting, flexibility, and handbalancing. To find a common theme, I like exploring how far one can take a discipline - mental or physical. Lastly, who doesn't love a good list, easily digestible and readable for the whole family, so here's one with some personal fun facts:

  • Software development: started in .NET and Windows land in 2009, Swift convert as of 2016.
  • Music: indie rock/folk, emo, metal, post-rock, rap, etc.
  • Podcasts: ATP, Reconcilable Differences, Cortex, Hello Internet, Under the Radar, etc.
  • Miscellaneous: TV series/podcasts/books, driving, video games.
Below are a few excerpts from the most recent posts I've written, if you would like to view a filterable list of all posts on this site (content is spread across all of the interest areas I mentioned above), view my posts page.

  • More Than This • Oct 7, 2018 • books • John Green’s recommendation of this book isn’t an overstatement. More Than This is a fantastic fiction book that has some delightful twists throughout. I have a similar feeling towards this book as I did towards Ready Player One: it’s not a forced young-adult or teenage perspective, but a realistic read...

  • On attention • Sep 24, 2018 • thoughts • Context Since I started at NC State in August of 2015, I have thought a lot about what conditions allow me to perform the best mentally. That includes everything from my personal schedule, to what I commit myself to doing, to what’s on my phone and what I do in...

  • Catcher in the Rye • Sep 9, 2018 • books • Damn. I don’t know if I have ever read such a sad book. To be completely honest, I didn’t pick up the major theme of innocence preservation until after reading when I looked up opinions on the book. I just kept noticing Holden’s obsession with phoniness while he kept up...