About Matt Briggs

author Matt Briggs

Matt Briggs is an experienced technical analyst and programmer writer in the software industry producing Software Development Kits (SDK)s, Application Programmable Interface (API)s, software requirements, specifications, manuals, end-user help files, and business process documentation for companies such as Nintex, Microsoft, Disney, Iron Mountain, and Expedia. Briggs has worked for eCommerce companies, health information products, education, and logistics.

His articles on social network analysis have been published in magazines such as Proximity. His articles for the IT department appeared in the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center newsletter Center News. Briggs has written a profile of the founders of Mobilize.Net, and updated the copy for a human interface design document for Microsoft Kinect.

In terms of tools:

  • Code: C# (.NET), Python, JavaScript (NodeJS), XML/XSLT/XPATH
  • Frameworks: C# (ASP.NET), Python (Django, CherryPy, Flask), JavaScript (JQuery, AngularJS)
  • IDEs: Visual Studio Team Foundation Server (TFS), Eclipse, NetBeans, Sybase PowerDesigner, GIT/GIThub.
  • For analysis: Enterprise Architect (SPARX), Visual Paradigm, and Graph Analysis (Neo4J, yEd, and Gelphi).
  • For technical documentation: Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Visio), Adobe CS (Illustrator, Photoshop, Adobe Acrobat, InDesign), FrameMaker, RoboHelp, and MadCap Flare.
  • For enterprise content management systems: Microsoft SharePoint, Plone, and Confluence. He has also used a variety of PHP-based systems such as WordPress, the BuddyPress plug-in, Vanilla Forums, and PHP-Nuke.
  • In terms of business fluency: Universal Modeling Language (UML), Project ManagementBody of Knowledge (PMBOK), and the Business Analysis Body of Knowledge (BABOK).
  • In terms of markup, notation, standards: HTML, CSS, Web Services (SOAP; REST; Open API/Swagger), and SQL.

In addition to his technical writing experience, he is a freelance writer and teacher. He has taught a number of adult consumer education classes at places such as Richard Hugo House, The UW Extension, Gilda’s Club, The Polyclinic, and Field’s End. He has published eight books and his stories regularly appear both online and in print.


Business Analysis, Systems Analysis, Systems Thinking, Web 2.0, Semantic Web, Social Media, The Social Web, Data Analysis, Data Mining, Text Mining, Process Analysis, Search Engine Marketing, General Information Technology, Medical Equipment, DICOM file format, Print Technology, Project Management, Search Engine Optimization, Small Press, Contemporary American Literature, Pacific Northwest Literature


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